Cysteine protease of Porphyromonas gingivalis 381 enhances binding of fimbriae to cultured human fibroblasts and matrix proteins.

@article{Kontani1996CysteinePO,
  title={Cysteine protease of Porphyromonas gingivalis 381 enhances binding of fimbriae to cultured human fibroblasts and matrix proteins.},
  author={Masanori Kontani and Hiroki Ono and Hiroki Shibata and Yumiko Okamura and Takao Tanaka and Taku Fujiwara and Sigenobu Kimura and Shigeyuki Hamada},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={756-62}
}
It has been shown that Porphyromonas gingivalis 381, a suspected periodontopathogen, possesses fimbriae on its cell surface. The organism is also known to produce proteases which can degrade the host cell surface matrix proteins. In this study, we investigated the effect of protease on the binding of the purified P. gingivalis fimbriae to cultured… CONTINUE READING