Title: Killing of anaerobic pathogens by predatory bacteria
Authors: Van Essche, Mark
Quirynen, Marc
Sliepen, Isabelle
Loozen, Gitte
Boon, Nico
Van Eldere, Johan
Teughels, Wim # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Series Title: Molecular Oral Microbiology vol:26 issue:1 pages:52-61
Article number: 10.1111/j.2041-1014.2010.00595.x
Abstract: Recently, the predation of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus on a periodontal pathogen has been described. The current study explores the potential antimicrobial activity of a range of predatory bacteria against key periodontal pathogens. A number of representatives from the Bdellovibrio, Bacteriovorax and Peredibacter lineages (called 'BALOs') were tested for their activity towards a group of key periodontal pathogens and an optimal multiplicity of infection was established. As the oral cavity contains a wide variety of bacteria that are not preyed upon, it was investigated if they can have an effect on the predation efficiency of BALOs. It was concluded that a number of important variables involved in bacterial predation are found to be compatible with the composition of the oral microbiota. This finding makes the case for continued study of the potential for BALOs to combat periodontal pathogens.
ISSN: 2041-1006
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Periodontology
Laboratory for Experimental and Clinical Microbiology (-)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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