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Title: Interactions of oral bacteria and osteoblasts
Author: Moffatt, Catherine
ISNI:       0000 0001 3413 0418
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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For successful integration of surgical implants into bone, new bone material must be produced by osteoblasts. Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen, and can cause implant failure. Commensal streptococci are early colonizers of both the hard and soft tissues within the oral cavity and have the potential to influence oral implant outcome. This work investigated the interactions of Gram-positive bacteria with osteoblasts, comparing a known pathogen of bone, S. aureus, with the commensal organism S. gordonii.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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