Characterisation of novel P. gingivalis cell surface proteinase/adhesins

  • Head of Laboratory Professor Eric Reynolds

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  • Project Details

    We have a strategic research program to characterize the novel extracellular proteinase/adhesin complexes of P. gingivalis and determine their role in pathogenesis using animal models. Using a combination of genetic and protein approaches including insertional gene inactivation, site-directed mutagenesis, protein cross-linking and mass spectrometric analyses we are determining the structure, function and secretion of these unique cell surface proteins. Using a series of isogenic mutants we have already determined that these proteins are the major virulence factors of the bacterium.

    Research Group

    Oral Biology Research Group

    Faculty Research Themes

    Infection and Immunology

    School Research Themes

    Oral Infection and Immunity

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    Department / Centre

    Melbourne Dental School

    Unit / Centre

    Oral Biology Research Group

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