is an Tannerella forsythia anaerobic, Gram-negative bacterial species of the Cytophaga- Bacteroidetes family. It has been implicated in periodontal diseases and is a member of the red complex of periodontal pathogens. [1 ] T. forsythia was previously named Bacteroides forsythus and Tannerella forsythensis. [2 ]
T. forsythia has been identified in atherosclerotic lesions. Lee et al. found that infecting mice with T. forsythia induced foam cell formation and accelerated the formation of atherosclerotic lesions. [3 ]
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^ 'Tannerella forsythensis ATCC 43037'
^ Cionca, N, et al. "Microbiologic testing and outcomes of full-mouth scaling and root planing with or without amoxicillin/metronidazole in chronic periodontitis." J Perio 2010;81:15-23.
^ [LEE HR, JUN HK, & CHOI BK. (2014). Tannerella forsythia BspA increases the risk factors for atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice. Oral Diseases. 20, 803-8.]