Motility and chemotaxis in tissue penetration of oral epithelial cell layers by Treponema denticola.

@article{Lux2001MotilityAC,
  title={Motility and chemotaxis in tissue penetration of oral epithelial cell layers by Treponema denticola.},
  author={Renate Lux and James N. Miller and Na Hee Park and Wenyuan Shi},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2001},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={6276-83}
}
The ability to penetrate tissue is an important virulence factor for pathogenic spirochetes. Previous studies have recognized the role of motility in allowing pathogenic spirochetes to invade tissues and migrate to sites favorable for bacterial proliferation. However, the nature of the movements, whether they are random or controlled by chemotaxis systems, has yet to be established. In this study, we addressed the role of motility and chemotaxis in tissue penetration by the periodontal disease… CONTINUE READING

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