Hansel Fletcher - Oral Microbial Community Dynamics and Virulence : Strategies for Survival Under Oxidative Stress
To survive in the periodontal pocket, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Filifactor alocis and other periodontal pathogens have developed mechanisms to scavenge nutrients and overcome their environment. Recent work demonstrates these activities are under the control of novel regulatory genes. We will highlight some of our observations that are consistent with the hypothesis that the virulence properties of the oral pathogens will enhance their ability to survive and persist in the periodontal pocket and play an important role in infection-induced periodontal disease. This information will provide important clues that will allow for the development of novel therapeutic interventions to aid in the control and prevention of periodontal diseases and other periodontal pathogen-associated diseases.
E.O. Grundset, Lecture, Hansel Fletcher, Microbial Community
Southern Adventist University, "Hansel Fletcher - Oral Microbial Community Dynamics and Virulence : Strategies for Survival Under Oxidative Stress" (2017). E.O. Grundset Lecture Series. 23.