The making of a miscreant: tobacco smoke and the creation of pathogen-rich biofilms.

Shah SA, Ganesan SM, Varadharaj S, Dabdoub SM, Walters JD, Kumar PS
NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes 3 26 01/01/2017

Abstract

We have previously reported that oral biofilms in clinically healthy smokers are pathogen-rich, and that this enrichment occurs within 24 h of biofilm formation. The present investigation aimed to identify a mechanism by which smoking creates this altered community structure. By combining in vitro microbial-mucosal interface models of commensal (consisting of

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