The porphyromonas gingivalis prtP/kgp homologue exists as two open reading frames in strain 381.

@article{Han1998ThePG,
  title={The porphyromonas gingivalis prtP/kgp homologue exists as two open reading frames in strain 381.},
  author={Nizhou Han and Guylaine L{\'e}pine and Joan Whitlock and L A Wojciechowski and Ann Progulske-Fox},
  journal={Oral diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={170-9}
}
P. gingivalis is considered to be a major pathogen of adult periodontitis. Among its cadre of putative virulence factors are hemagglutinins (adhesins) and proteases. We here report the cloning, sequencing and characterization of two genes, designated kgp(381) and hagD. Kgp(381), an open reading frame (ORF) of 1095 bp encoding a 40.1 kda protein, has high homology to the proteolytic domain of cysteine protease/hemagglutinin genes. HagD, an ORF of 4077 bp encoding a 147.1 kda protein, contains… CONTINUE READING