M M Vickerman
Affiliation: Indiana University
- Phylogenetic analysis of bacterial and archaeal species in symptomatic and asymptomatic endodontic infectionsM M Vickerman
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, University at Buffalo School of Dentistry, Buffalo, NY, USA
J Med Microbiol 56:110-8. 2007..These results confirm the presence of archaea in root canals and provide additional insights into the polymicrobial communities in endodontic infections associated with clinical symptoms...
- Characterization of the Streptococcus gordonii chromosomal region immediately downstream of the glucosyltransferase geneM M Vickerman
Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Microbiology 147:3061-70. 2001....
- Genetic analysis of the rgg-gtfG junctional region and its role in Streptococcus gordonii glucosyltransferase activityM M Vickerman
Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
Infect Immun 70:1703-14. 2002..Implications for glucosyltransferase regulation and applicability to other rgg-like determinants are considered...
- An amino acid change near the carboxyl terminus of the Streptococcus gordonii regulatory protein Rgg affects its abilities to bind DNA and influence expression of the glucosyltransferase gene gtfGM M Vickerman
Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Microbiology 149:399-406. 2003..These studies provide insights into functional domains of S. gordonii Rgg which influence glucosyltransferase expression, and may have implications for Rgg-like regulatory proteins in related bacteria...
- Initial characterization of the Streptococcus gordonii htpX geneM M Vickerman
Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, 1121 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Oral Microbiol Immunol 17:22-31. 2002..Insertional inactivation of lemA and htpX indicated that, despite their proximity to rgg and the structural gene, gtfG, these upstream genes do not affect S. gordonii glucosyltransferase activity...
- Genome-wide transcriptional changes in Streptococcus gordonii in response to competence signaling peptideM M Vickerman
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, University at Buffalo School of Dentistry, 223 Foster Hall, 3435 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
J Bacteriol 189:7799-807. 2007..They offer an extensive analysis of transcriptional changes that accompany competence in S. gordonii and form a basis for future intra- and interspecies comparative analyses of this ecologically important phenotype...
- Glucan-binding proteins of the oral streptococciJ A Banas
Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, NY 12208, USA
Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 14:89-99. 2003..Future studies will greatly advance the understanding of the distribution, function, and regulation of the GBPs and place into perspective the facets of their contributions to the biology of the oral streptococci...
- Streptococcus gordonii's sequenced strain CH1 glucosyltransferase determines persistent but not initial colonization of teeth of ratsJ M Tanzer
Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagonistic Science, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030 1605, USA
Arch Oral Biol 53:133-40. 2008..Extracellular glucan synthesis from sucrose by Streptococcus gordonii, a major dental plaque biofilm bacterium, is assumed important for colonization of teeth; but this hypothesis is un-tested in vivo...