Tannerella forsythia Tfo belongs to Porphyromonas gingivalis HmuY-like family of proteins but differs in heme-binding properties

@inproceedings{Bielecki2018TannerellaFT,
  title={Tannerella forsythia Tfo belongs to Porphyromonas gingivalis HmuY-like family of proteins but differs in heme-binding properties},
  author={Marcin Bielecki and Svetlana V Antonyuk and Richard W Strange and J W Smalley and Paweł Mackiewicz and Michał Śmiga and Paulina Stępień and Mariusz Olczak and Teresa Olczak},
  booktitle={Bioscience reports},
  year={2018}
}
Porphyromonas gingivalis is considered the principal etiologic agent and keystone pathogen of chronic periodontitis. As an auxotrophic bacterium, it must acquire heme to survive and multiply at the infection site. P. gingivalis HmuY is the first member of a novel family of hemophore-like proteins. Bacterial heme-binding proteins usually use histidine-methionine or histidine-tyrosine residues to ligate heme-iron, whereas P. gingivalis HmuY uses two histidine residues. We hypothesized that other… CONTINUE READING
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