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- Koo, H., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of applied microbiology 2007 v.103 no.5 pp. 1960-1968
- Streptococcus mutans; Vaccinium macrocarpon; acid tolerance; adenosinetriphosphatase; adsorption; bacteria; biofilm; biosynthesis; cranberries; enzyme activity; enzyme inhibitors; flavonols; fruits; glucans; glucosyltransferases; liquid chromatography; myricetin; phenolic acids; plant extracts; proanthocyanidins; viability; virulence
- ... Aims: To investigate the influence of several phenolic compounds isolated from cranberry fruit (Vaccinium macrocarpon) on some of the virulence properties of Streptococcus mutans associated with glucan synthesis and acidogenicity. Methods and Results: Individual phenolic acids, flavonols and proanthocyanidins were isolated by semi‐preparative high‐performance liquid chromatography from fresh cranb ...
- 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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