Current Proteomics

Bernd Rehm  
Institute of Molecular BioSciences Massey University
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Palmerston North
New Zealand


Potential Targets of P. acnes for New Treatments of P. acnes-Associated Diseases

Author(s): Teruaki Nakatsuji, Chun-Ming Huang.


Increasing evidence demonstrated that Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) plays a central role in many human polymicrobial diseases including acne vulgaris, which afflicts more than one million people in the U.S. alone. To date, there are no appropriate therapeutic modalities that effectively control P. acnes succession during disease development. By taking advantage of the availability of genome and proteome of P. acnes, we have highlighted here the events of P. acnes adhesion and biofilm formation as potential targets for development of drugs or vaccines counteracting P. acnesassociated diseases.

Keywords: Propionibacterium acnes, acne, vaccine, lipase, biofilm, bacterial adhesion

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Article Details

Year: 2007
Page: [157 - 161]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157016407783221295
Price: $58