Human atherosclerotic plaque contains viable invasive Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis.

@article{Kozarov2005HumanAP,
  title={Human atherosclerotic plaque contains viable invasive Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis.},
  author={Emil V Kozarov and Brian R Dorn and Charles E. Shelburne and William A. Dunn and Ann Progulske-Fox},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          e17-8
        }
}
To the Editor: Because epidemiological evidence supports an association between cardiovascular and periodontal disease, we assessed whether periodontal pathogens were present in atherosclerotic lesions. To detect invasive bacteria, the natural tropism of the bacteria toward human tissues was exploited. Further, bacterial presence was demonstrated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR). This confirms the presence of periodontal pathogens in atherosclerotic lesions, whereby the… CONTINUE READING

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