Emerging Discoveries on the Pathogenicity of Porphyromonas Gingivalis

A major player in the initiation and progression of periodontal diseases, Porphyromonas gingivalis is a powerful manipulator of its own environment and commensurate bacteria, the host’s immune response and inflammation levels, and nutrients’ availability to sustain its spread within and outside the oral cavity.1–3 The bacterium’s unique features, virulence factors, role in the microbiome, and connections with systemic inflammation and diseases have long been studied.4,5 Yet, emerging evidence continues to shed light on its exceptional role as a periodontal pathogen with broad systemic influence.

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