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- Koo, H., et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2011 v.77 no.18 pp. 6357-6367
- Candida albicans; Streptococcus mutans; biofilm; childhood; dextranase; fluorescence; glucans; glucose; glucosyltransferases; hydroxyapatite; image analysis; mixing; spectroscopy; toddlers; tooth enamel; yeasts
- ... Candida albicans and mutans streptococci are frequently detected in dental plaque biofilms from toddlers afflicted with early childhood caries. Glucosyltransferases (Gtfs) secreted by Streptococcus mutans bind to saliva-coated apatite (sHA) and to bacterial surfaces, synthesizing exopolymers in situ, which promote cell clustering and adherence to tooth enamel. We investigated the potential role Gt ...
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