Characterization of the binding activities of proteinase-adhesin complexes from Porphyromonas gingivalis.

@article{Pike1996CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the binding activities of proteinase-adhesin complexes from Porphyromonas gingivalis.},
  author={Robert N. Pike and Jan Potempa and Wendy McGraw and Theresa Helen Taillefer Coetzer and James Travis},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1996},
  volume={178 10},
  pages={2876-82}
}
Adhesins from oral bacteria perform an important function in colonizing target tissues within the dentogingival cavity. In Porphyromonas gingivalis certain of these adhesion proteins exist as a complex with either of two major proteinases referred to as gingipain R (arginine-specific gingipain) and gingipain K (lysine-specific gingipain) (R. N. Pike, W. T. McGraw, J. Potempa, and J. Travis, J. Biol. Chem. 269:406-411, 1994). With specific proteinase inhibitors, it was shown that… CONTINUE READING

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