Proteases of Porphyromonas gingivalis: what don't they do?

  title={Proteases of Porphyromonas gingivalis: what don't they do?},
  author={Howard K. Kuramitsu},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  volume={13 5},
The gram-negative anaerobic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis has been strongly associated with the causation of human periodontal diseases. One distinguishing property of these organisms that has been implicated in periodontal destruction is the expression of potent protease activity. Recent biochemical and genetic approaches have clearly demonstrated that at least five distinct proteases are elaborated by these organisms. The utilization of monospecific mutants defective in individual… CONTINUE READING

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