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The susceptibility of Candida albicans (ATCC 10231 and wild strains) to hypo(pseudo)halous ions (OSCN-, OBr-, OI-) produced by the lactoperoxidase system was tested. Six strains of Candida albicans were isolated from swabs taken from the mouths of children with orthodontic appliances and selected on Sabouraud-Chloramphenicol-Actidione agar plates. The(More)
The effect of the human recombinant myeloperoxidase (recMPO) system on the viability of Candida albicans blastospores was determined. Cells were incubated in the presence of the enzyme, H2O2, and various substrates. In optimal conditions, 100% mortality was reached with only 41 mU of recMPO per ml, confirming its powerful candidicidal activity.
The susceptibility of Capnocytophaga ochracea, Eikenella corrodens, Eubacterium yurii, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Peptostreptococcus micros, Prevotella intermedia, Selenomonas sputigena, Wolinella recta to hypothiocyanite (OSCN-) produced by the lactoperoxidase system was tested. Results showed a decrease of bacterial survival rate after OSCN- exposure, with(More)
Growth control of anaerobes in the oral cavity, is secured--among other means--by: 1) phagocytosis of opsonized bacteria; 2) synthesis of hypothiocyanite by the salivary peroxidase system. The former may be inhibited by bacterial acid byproducts. As for the salivary hypothiocyanite, it proved itself able of hindering in vitro the growth of bacterial strains(More)
The physiological variations of fibrinolytic activity (FA) in saliva were investigated in a population of 149 healthy volunteers including 12 pregnant women. An increase in FA could be observed with increasing age. Marked variations were observed during daytime with a peak value early in the morning. Higher FA values were observed in males as compared with(More)
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