Virulence factors of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.

  title={Virulence factors of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.},
  author={Paula M Fives-Taylor and Diane H. Meyer and Keith P. Mintz and Catherine A Brissette},
  journal={Periodontology 2000},
A. actinomycetemcomitans has clearly adapted well to its environs; its armamentarium of virulence factors (Table 2) ensures its survival in the oral cavity and enables it to promote disease. Factors that promote A. actinomycetemcomitans colonization and persistence in the oral cavity include adhesins, bacteriocins, invasins and antibiotic resistance. It can interact with and adhere to all components of the oral cavity (the tooth surface, other oral bacteria, epithelial cells or the… CONTINUE READING


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