Cardiovascular disease and the role of oral bacteria

Leishman, Shaneen J., Do, Hong Lien and Ford, Pauline J. (2010) Cardiovascular disease and the role of oral bacteria. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 2 2010: 5871-1-5871-13. doi:10.3402/jom.v2i0.5781

Author Leishman, Shaneen J.
Do, Hong Lien
Ford, Pauline J.
Title Cardiovascular disease and the role of oral bacteria
Journal name Journal of Oral Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2000-2297
Publication date 2010-12-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3402/jom.v2i0.5781
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 2010
Start page 5871-1
End page 5871-13
Total pages 13
Place of publication Jaerfaella, Sweden
Publisher Co-Action Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In terms of the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) the focus has traditionally been on dyslipidemia. Over the decades our understanding of the pathogenesis of CVD has increased, and infections, including those caused by oral bacteria, are more likely involved in CVD progression than previously thought. While many studies have now shown an association between periodontal disease and CVD, the mechanisms underpinning this relationship remain unclear. This review gives a brief overview of the hostbacterial interactions in periodontal disease and virulence factors of oral bacteria before discussing the proposed mechanisms by which oral bacterial may facilitate the progression of CVD. (c) 2010 Shaneen J. Leishman et al.
Keyword Oral bacteria
Cardiovascular disease
Systemic inflammation
Heat shock proteins
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 5871. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License (, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Created: Thu, 17 Mar 2011, 12:44:00 EST by Pauline Ford on behalf of School of Dentistry