Title

Inflammasome Activation by Fusobacterium nucleatum

Lead Author Affiliation

Biological Sciences

Introduction

F. nucleatum has been identified in high frequencies for adults afflicted with mild to acute periodontitis— infection and inflammation of the gums. Previous studies have focused on virulence factors produced by F. nucleatum, but early recognition of the pathogen by the immune system remains poorly understood. To understand how to prevent periodontitis progression, we will study the early survival mechanism of F. nucleatum in the host.

Location

DUC Ballroom A&B

Format

Poster Presentation

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Inflammasome Activation by Fusobacterium nucleatum

DUC Ballroom A&B

F. nucleatum has been identified in high frequencies for adults afflicted with mild to acute periodontitis— infection and inflammation of the gums. Previous studies have focused on virulence factors produced by F. nucleatum, but early recognition of the pathogen by the immune system remains poorly understood. To understand how to prevent periodontitis progression, we will study the early survival mechanism of F. nucleatum in the host.