Porphyromonas gingivalis FimA Fimbriae: Fimbrial Assembly by fimA Alone in the fim Gene Cluster and Differential Antigenicity among fimA Genotypes

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The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis colonizes largely through FimA fimbriae, composed of polymerized FimA encoded by fimA. fimA exists as a single copy within the fim gene cluster (fim cluster), which consists of seven genes: fimX, pgmA and fimA-E. Using an expression vector, fimA alone was inserted into a mutant from which the whole fim… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043722

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@inproceedings{Nagano2012PorphyromonasGF, title={Porphyromonas gingivalis FimA Fimbriae: Fimbrial Assembly by fimA Alone in the fim Gene Cluster and Differential Antigenicity among fimA Genotypes}, author={Keiji Nagano and Yoshiaki Hasegawa and Yuki Abiko and Yasuo Yoshida and Yukitaka Murakami and Fuminobu Yoshimura}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }