Identification of a novel Porphyromonas gingivalis outer membrane protein, PG534, required for the production of active gingipains.

Gingipains are secreted endopeptidases important for the virulence and proliferation of Porphyromonas gingivalis; however, their secretion and biogenesis process is not yet fully elucidated. The PG0534 gene of P. gingivalis W83 encodes a novel protein, PG534, of unknown function. In a PG0534 deletion mutant 83K25, the activities of Arg-gingipains (RgpA and… CONTINUE READING

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