Tannerella forsythia

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Tannerella forsythia is an 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] It has also been isolated from women with bacterial vaginosis.[4]

See also[edit]

List of bacterial vaginosis microbiota


  1. ^ 'Tannerella forsythensis ATCC 43037'
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ [LEE HR, JUN HK, & CHOI BK. (2014). Tannerella forsythia BspA increases the risk factors for atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice. Oral Diseases. 20, 803-8.]
  4. ^ Africa, Charlene; Nel, Janske; Stemmet, Megan (2014). "Anaerobes and Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy: Virulence Factors Contributing to Vaginal Colonisation". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11 (7): 6979–7000. doi:10.3390/ijerph110706979. ISSN 1660-4601. 

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