The Role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the Development of Atherosclerosis and its Relationship with fim A Genotype
Tokman, Hrisi Bahar
Kuskucu, Mert Ahmet
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Background: Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major periodontal pathogen, is gaining increasing attention for its possible association with atherosclerosis. Its fimbriae are classified into six genotypes (Types I-V, Ib) based on the diversity of the fim A genes encoding the fimbrial subunits. In this study, fim A genotype's distribution of P. gingivalis was analyzed in atherosclerotic plaque specimens.
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