Porphyromonas gingivalis: a proteinase/gene accounting audit

Trends Microbiol. 1995 Nov;3(11):430-4. doi: 10.1016/s0966-842x(00)88996-9.


Analysis of the available data on the Porphyromonas gingivalis proteinase system suggests that at most three different genes encode arginine-X- and lysine-X-specific cysteine proteinases. These are synthesized as polyproteins containing a prepropeptide, a catalytic domain and a hemagglutinin domain. Post-translational processing of each precursor is responsible for the variety of proteinase forms that are seen.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Cysteine Endopeptidases / genetics*
  • Cysteine Endopeptidases / metabolism
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis / enzymology*
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis / genetics
  • Terminology as Topic


  • Cysteine Endopeptidases

Associated data

  • GENBANK/D26470
  • GENBANK/L26341
  • GENBANK/L27483
  • GENBANK/M60404
  • GENBANK/M83096
  • GENBANK/M84471
  • GENBANK/U15282
  • GENBANK/X82680
  • GENBANK/X85186
  • GENBANK/Z29570