Identification of a Streptococcus gordonii SspB domain that mediates adhesion to Porphyromonas gingivalis.

@article{Brooks1997IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a Streptococcus gordonii SspB domain that mediates adhesion to Porphyromonas gingivalis.},
  author={William S. Brooks and Donald R Demuth and Stelzer Gil and Richard J Lamont},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={3753-8}
}
Porphyromonas gingivalis, a primary pathogen in adult periodontitis, may establish itself in the oral cavity by adhering to early plaque bacteria such as Streptococcus gordonii. Our previous studies (R. J. Lamont et al., Microbiology 140:867-872, 1994) suggested that this interaction is mediated by the SspB polypeptide, a member of the antigen I/II family of streptococcal surface proteins. S. gordonii was recently shown to express a second Ssp polypeptide (SspA) that resembles SspB and the… CONTINUE READING
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