Highly conserved surface proteins of oral spirochetes as adhesins and potent inducers of proinflammatory and osteoclastogenic factors.

@article{Jun2008HighlyCS,
  title={Highly conserved surface proteins of oral spirochetes as adhesins and potent inducers of proinflammatory and osteoclastogenic factors.},
  author={Hye-Kyoung Jun and Young-Mi Kang and Hae-Ri Lee and Stephanie Hyeyoung Lee and Bong-Kyu Choi},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={
          2428-38
        }
}
Oral spirochetes include enormously heterogeneous Treponema species, and some have been implicated in the etiology of periodontitis. In this study, we characterized highly conserved surface proteins in four representative oral spirochetes (Treponema denticola, T. lecithinolyticum, T. maltophilum, and T. socranskii subsp. socranskii) that are homologs of T. pallidum Tp92, with opsonophagocytic potential and protective capacity against syphilis. Tp92 homologs of oral spirochetes had predicted… CONTINUE READING

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