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Inhibition of methionine gamma lyase deaminase and the growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis: A therapeutic target for halitosis/periodontitis.

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Summary of "Inhibition of methionine gamma lyase deaminase and the growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis: A therapeutic target for halitosis/periodontitis."

Pathogenic infections caused by Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia can result in the production of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's) and other toxic compounds from methionine catabolism that can lead to halitosis and periodontitis. Our aim is to block the activity of methionine gammalyase-deaminase (Mgld) of methionine catabolism to prevent halitosis/periodontitis.

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Name: Archives of oral biology
ISSN: 1879-1506
Pages: 27-32

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A species of gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria originally classified within the BACTEROIDES genus. This bacterium produces a cell-bound, oxygen-sensitive collagenase and is isolated from the human mouth.

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