Importance of biofilm formation and dipeptidyl peptidase IV for the pathogenicity of clinical Porphyromonas gingivalis isolates.

The ability of Porphyromonas gingivalis to cause adult periodontitis is determined by its arsenal of virulence factors. Here, we investigated the importance of biofilm formation and bacterial dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) for the pathogenicity of clinical P. gingivalis isolates. In our study, the isolates with biofilm-forming capacity also showed high… (More)