Prevalence of fimA genotypes of Porphyromonas gingivalis and periodontal health status in Chinese adults.

@article{Zhao2007PrevalenceOF,
  title={Prevalence of fimA genotypes of Porphyromonas gingivalis and periodontal health status in Chinese adults.},
  author={Lingming Zhao and Y Wu and S Meng and Hui-Wen Yang and Y-L OuYang and X Zhou},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={511-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Porphyromonas gingivalis fimbriae play a key role in colonization of the oral cavity. The fimA gene, which encodes fimbrillin (FimA), can be classified into six types (I-V and Ib) according to nucleotide sequence. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between the prevalence of P. gingivalis-specific fimA genotypes and periodontal health status in Chinese adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS One-hundred and fifteen patients with chronic periodontitis and 136… CONTINUE READING

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