The Role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the Development of Atherosclerosis and its Relationship with fim A Genotype

Ziver T. , Balci A. , Ergin S., Gode S., Kuskucu M. A. , Torlak Z., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL LABORATORY, cilt.60, ss.1225-1232, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7754/clin.lab.2013.130825
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1225-1232


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.