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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 279-280
Porphyromonas gingivalis and cancer. What should be done in order to prevent the problem?


Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Tavana AM. Porphyromonas gingivalis and cancer. What should be done in order to prevent the problem?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:279-80

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Tavana AM. Porphyromonas gingivalis and cancer. What should be done in order to prevent the problem?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 11];10:279-80. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/1/279/205571
Dear Editor,

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a Gram-negative anaerobic black pigmented bacterium, which belongs to Genus of Porphyromonas.[1] The organism causes different types of oral diseases in particular periodontal diseases and abscess.[2],[3]Nowadays the role of  P.gingivalis Scientific Name Search  in different diseases such as heart diseases[3] and cancer is also well described.[4],[5] Really I do not know, may be the role of this bacterium in another diseases described either alone or accompanied with other bacteria in particular oral bacteria such as  P.endodontalis Scientific Name Search ,   P.asaccharolytica Scientific Name Search  Scientific Name Search , or even  P.corporis Scientific Name Search , where the role of this bacterium is not clear in different diseases yet.[6],[7],[8],[9] The only way in front of human at present time is considering individual health in particular oral hygiene and cure the patients who are infected with these bacteria. My suggestion is that Health education along with personal hygiene must be considered continuously in life time.

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Tavana AM, Korachi M, Boote V, Hull PS, Love DN, Drucker DB. Phospholipid analogues of Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Appl Microbiol 2000;88:791-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Tavana Ali M. Heart failure and oral bacteria: How could be prevented? J Cardiovasc Dis Res. 2010;1:161.doi: 10.4103/0975-3583.70924. PMCID: PMC2982206.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Shegan Gao, Shuoguo Li, Zhikun Ma, Shuo Liang, Tanyou Shan, Mengxi Zhang, et al. Presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis in esophagus and its association with the clinicopathological characteristics and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Infect Agent Cancer. 2016;11:3. Published online 2016 Jan 19. doi: 10.1186/s13027-016-0049-x PMCID: PMC4717526  Back to cited text no. 5
    
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Tavana AM, Drucker DB, Boote V. Phospholipid molecular species distribution of Porphyromonas asaccharolytica ATCC 25260T: Effects of temperature, culture age and pH. J Appl Microbiol 1998;85:1029-35.  Back to cited text no. 6
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Drucker DB, Tavana AM, Boote V, Love DN. Is Porphyromonas gingivalis heterogeneous?. Rev Med Microbiol 1997;8: S11-2  Back to cited text no. 7
    
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Tavana AM. Isolation of P. corporis from oral cavity: What is the role of this bacterium in the mouth and other parts of the human body? Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:129.  Back to cited text no. 8
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Tavana AM. Still the role of Prevotella corporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 May 10] 9: 204-5. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/3/204/179125  Back to cited text no. 9
    

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.205571

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