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Coaggregation of oral lactobacilli with streptococci from the oral cavity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8265207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ability of oral lactobacilli to coaggregate with streptococci and actinomycetes was investigated. Of the 7 species of lactobacilli studied, only two were capable of coaggregation and the coaggregation was restricted to streptococci. Lactobacillus salivarius strains (2/4) coaggregated with Streptococcus salivarius, Streptococcus gordonii, Streptococcus crista and tufted Streptococcus sanguis II strains. Lactobacillus fermentum (2/3) coaggregated with S. gordonii and S. sanguis. The coaggregation between L. salivarius and S. salivarius, S. gordonii or tufted S. sanguis II strains was mediated by a protein on the surface of the lactobacilli and was not inhibited by lactose. The coaggregation between L. fermentum and the streptococci was mediated by protein on the surface of the streptococci and was inhibited by lactose.
M D Willcox; M Patrikakis; D W Harty; C Y Loo; K W Knox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral microbiology and immunology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0902-0055     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Microbiol. Immunol.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-27     Completed Date:  1994-01-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707451     Medline TA:  Oral Microbiol Immunol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-21     Citation Subset:  D    
Institute of Dental Research, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomyces / physiology
Bacterial Adhesion*
Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
Dental Plaque / microbiology
Lactobacillus / physiology*
Mouth / microbiology*
Streptococcus / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins

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