J L Rundegren

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A protein, which can agglutinate a Streptococcus mutans serotype c strain, was isolated from parotid saliva by affinity adsorption of the salivary agglutinin to the microorganism followed by a desorption with a 10 mM phosphate buffer. The agglutinin was subjected to preparative ultracentrifugation, gel filtration, and ultrafiltration. The native purified(More)
This double-blind, randomised, 6-month clinical trial with parallel group design in 68 subjects with gingivitis was conducted to study the effects on the oral flora of delmopinol hydrochloride 2 mg/ml (0.2% w/v, Decapinol Mouthwash), when used for partly supervised mouthrinsing in comparison with placebo and chlorhexidine digluconate 2 mg/ml (0.2% w/v,(More)
This study investigated the effect of a surface active compound, delmopinol, on plaque formation and established plaque in vitro, on the bacterial acid production from glucose and on the total viable bacterial counts in saliva. The antimicrobial effect was compared with that of chlorhexidine. The plaque-inhibiting effect was evaluated in an artificial mouth(More)
Previous studies have suggested that both secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and various nonimmunoglobulin salivary glycoproteins are capable of agglutinating a variety of bacteria. The present study was designed to compare the nature of the agglutinins for Streptococcus mutans and Salmonella typhimurium in parotid saliva and colostrum. S. mutans was(More)
Delmopinol is a new surface active anti-plaque agent that has demonstrated a low antimicrobial effect in vitro. By use of a vitality staining technique, the antimicrobial effect on bacteria in plaque samples was tested after rinsing with delmopinol or chlorhexidine. 6 healthy male subjects volunteered to rinse for 4 days using a double-blind cross-over(More)
Glucan-containing plaque was formed by Streptococcus mutans adhering to saliva-coated glass slides in flow cells thermostated at 37 degrees C. The substrate was Brain Heart Infusion broth containing 1% sucrose and 10% sterile saliva. During the build-up of the plaque, which lasted for 29 h, the plaque was subjected to three two-minute exposures to either(More)
Ellipsometry and the drop-volume technique were used to study the interfacial behaviour of fractions obtained from unstimulated whole saliva. Fractionation was by gel filtration on a Superdex 200 Hiload column equilibrated with 10 mM potassium phosphate buffer, pH 6.8, containing 0.15 M NaCl. The fractions were reconstituted to have the same absorbance at(More)
The ability of various forms of human lactoferrin (LF) to agglutinate oral Streptococcus mutans, Strep. sobrinus, Strep. rattus, Strep. sanguis, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans cells was studied spectrophotometrically. Fe3+ saturated LF was unable to agglutinate these bacteria, whereas iron-free LF (apo LF) effectively(More)
Gel electrophoresis was used to analyze precipitates formed of delmopinol hydrochloride or chlorhexidine digluconate mixed with unstimulated whole saliva samples from five test subjects. Final concentrations of delmopinol (6.4 mM) or chlorhexidine (6.4 mM, 2.2 mM) mixed with whole saliva were incubated for 10 min at 37 degrees C. The precipitates were(More)