Stress and the periodontal diseases: effects of catecholamines on the growth of periodontal bacteria in vitro.

@article{Roberts2002StressAT,
  title={Stress and the periodontal diseases: effects of catecholamines on the growth of periodontal bacteria in vitro.},
  author={Anthony Roberts and Jacqueline B. Matthews and Sigmund Sidney Socransky and Primrose P E Freestone and Peter H. Williams and Iain Leslie C. Chapple},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={296-303}
}
Microorganisms possess the ability to recognize hormones within the host and utilize them to adapt to their surroundings. Noradrenaline and adrenaline, which are released during human stress responses, may act as environmental cues to alter the growth of individual organisms within subgingival biofilms. The aims of this study were to modify, for anaerobic culture, existing methodology used in determining microorganism catecholamine responses and to investigate the growth responses to… CONTINUE READING