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Special Issue "Interaction between Oral Microbiota and Immunity in Health and Diseases"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Microbiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 3120
Special Issue Editors
Interests: periodontology; oral immunology and oral microbiology
Interests: oral microbiology; discovery and characterization of bacterial virulence factors
Special Issue Information
The oral microbiota is composed of biofilms, complex multicellular structures containing microorganisms embedded within a self-produced extracellular matrix, with the ability of interspecies communication. Biofilms are the causative agents of oral diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis, and caries. Specific Gram-negative bacteria, such as Fusobacterium nucleatum, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, have been identified over the past decades as pathogens in periodontitis, whereas Gram-positive bacteria, particularly Streptococci, are known to initiate biofilm formation and to cause carious lesions. Gaining a better understanding of the pathogenic potential of microorganisms has been a key area of oral and dental research with the aim to develop novel antimicrobial therapies and early detection methods.
Effector cells of innate and acquired immunity, as well as stromal cells with immune functions, maintain homeostasis in healthy oral conditions but can contribute to disease and mediate host tissue destruction in periodontitis. This collateral damage and the communication between host cells during antimicrobial defense have been another research focus identifying new targets for the prevention and treatment of oral diseases.
This Special Issue includes the latest research in the field of host-microbiota interactions and microbial communication in oral health and disease, providing further insight into pathobiological mechanisms and highlighting possible diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Josefine Hirschfeld
Dr. Sarah A. Kuehne
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- mucosal immunity
- host-pathogen interactions
- periodontal diseases