Anti-P. gingivalis Response Correlates with Atherosclerosis

  title={Anti-P. gingivalis Response Correlates with Atherosclerosis},
  author={Photo J. Ford and Erica Gemmell and Peter Timms and A Chan and F M Preston and Gregory John Seymour},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  pages={35 - 40}
Significant associations between atherosclerosis and both Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major periodontopathogen, and the respiratory pathogen, Chlamydia pneumoniae, have been shown. Many individuals with evidence of atherosclerosis demonstrate seropositivity to these pathogens. The aim of the present study was to examine the atherogenic effect of repeated immunizations with either or both of these agents, and to determine if molecular mimicry of bacterial heat-shock protein (HSP), termed GroEL… 

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