Three types of binding by Porphyromonas gingivalis and oral bacteria to fibronectin, buccal epithelial cells and erythrocytes

Emiko Isogai, K. Hirose, N. Fujii, H. Isogai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study showed that the interaction of oral bacteria with fibronectin differed with the type of organism examined. Significant binding of fibronectin was found with Porphyromonas gingivalis non-fimbriated (F-) strain in comparison with the fimbriated strain (F+). However, the F+ strain adhered to buccal epithelial cells in significantly larger numbers than the F- strain. Fibronectin binding and epithelial cell adherence were not associated with haemagglutinating activity. These assays clearly define at least three distinct types of binding by oral bacteria: to fibronectin, buccal epithelial cells and erythrocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-670
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1

Keywords

  • P. gingivalis
  • binding
  • fibronectin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Cell Biology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Three types of binding by Porphyromonas gingivalis and oral bacteria to fibronectin, buccal epithelial cells and erythrocytes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this