The activation of matrix metalloproteinases by a whole-cell extract from Prevotella nigrescens.


Periradicular lesions are primarily evoked as a response to a bacterial challenge emanating from an infected root canal. Many bacteria such as those of the genera Porphyromonas, Prevotella, and others have been isolated from infected root canals. The cause of periradicular lesions is related to the destruction of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Matrix… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.joen.2008.09.012


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