Role of polyphosphate kinase in biofilm formation by Porphyromonas gingivalis.

@article{Chen2002RoleOP,
  title={Role of polyphosphate kinase in biofilm formation by Porphyromonas gingivalis.},
  author={Wen Chen and Robert J. Palmer and Howard K. Kuramitsu},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2002},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={4708-15}
}
In order to assess the role of polyphosphate kinase (PPK) in the physiology of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a ppk gene mutant, CW120, was constructed and characterized. P. gingivalis was demonstrated to synthesize short-chain polyphosphate (polyP) but not long-chain polyP. CW120 failed to survive in the stationary phase as well as the parental cell did, and it… CONTINUE READING