Porphyromonas gingivalis collagenase

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An unusual peptidase (proteinase C, prtC gene product), one of the U-family, that is produced by Porphyromonas (formerly Bacteroides) gingivalis, a Gram-negative anaerobe associated with periodontal lesions. It is inhibited by EDTA and thiol blocking agents.

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