Jason M Tanzer

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BACKGROUND Glucosyltransferases (Gtfs), enzymes that produce extracellular glucans from dietary sucrose, contribute to dental plaque formation by Streptococcus gordonii and Streptococcus mutans. The alpha-amylase-binding protein A (AbpA) of S. gordonii, an early colonizing bacterium in dental plaque, interacts with salivary amylase and may influence dental(More)
The oral commensal bacterium Streptococcus gordonii interacts with salivary amylase via two amylase-binding proteins, AbpA and AbpB. Based on sequence analysis, the 20-kDa AbpA protein is unique to S. gordonii, whereas the 82-kDa AbpB protein appears to share sequence homology with other bacterial dipeptidases. The aim of this study was to verify the(More)
The correlation of morsal with sulcal, bucco-lingual and approximal caries scores of rats was compared. The morsal with bucco-lingual plus approximal correlation was significantly better than the morsal with sulcal correlation. When reporting rat caries, sulcal scores should be reported alone; morsal scores should be grouped with bucco-lingual and(More)
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