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Detection of free-living and plankton-bound vibrios in coastal waters of the Adriatic Sea (Italy) and study of their pathogenicity-associated properties.
Culturable vibrios were isolated from water and plankton fractions collected during an 18-month sampling study performed along the north-central coast of the Adriatic Sea (Italy). Unculturable VibrioExpand
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Effect of low-molecular-weight chitosans on the adhesive properties of oral streptococci.
It was previously shown that a low-molecular-weight chitosan and its derivatives N-carboxymethyl chitosan and imidazolyl chitosan inhibit Streptococcus mutans adsorption to hydroxyapatite. TheExpand
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Role of Surface Proteins in Vibrio cholerae Attachment to Chitin
  • R. Tarsi, C. Pruzzo
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 1 March 1999
ABSTRACT The role of surface proteins in Vibrio choleraeattachment to chitin particles in vitro was studied. Treatment ofV. cholerae O1 ATCC 14034 and ATCC 14035 with pronase E reduced the attachmentExpand
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Chitosan from Absidia coerulea
Abstract The chitosan-glucan complex system in Absidia coerulea grown in YM medium aerobically for 72 h at 25°C is more sensitive to alkali than the complex from other Mucoraceae previously studied.Expand
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Antimicrobial properties of N-carboxybutyl chitosan.
N-Carboxybutyl chitosan, a modified chitin of crustacean origin, displayed inhibitory, bactericidal, and candidacidal activities when tested against 298 cultures of various pathogens. Examination byExpand
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Antiadhesive effect of green and roasted coffee on Streptococcus mutans' adhesive properties on saliva-coated hydroxyapatite beads.
Green and roasted coffees of the two most used species, Coffea arabica and Coffea robusta, several commercial coffee samples, and known coffee components were analyzed for their ability to interfereExpand
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Surface Interactions between Escherichia coli and Hemocytes of the Mediterranean Mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam. Leading to Efficient Bacterial Clearance
ABSTRACT The role of type 1 fimbriae in the interactions betweenEscherichia coli and Mytilus galloprovincialisLam. hemocytes was evaluated. The association of fimbriated strain MG155 with hemocyteExpand
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Persistence of adhesive properties in Vibrio cholerae after long-term exposure to sea water.
The effect of exposure to artificial sea water (ASW) on the ability of classical Vibrio cholerae O1 cells to interact with chitin-containing substrates and human intestinal cells was studied.Expand
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Inhibition of Streptococcus mutans Adsorption to Hydroxyapatite by Low-molecular-weight Chitosans
The role of Streptococcus mutans in the initiation of dental caries has been recognized and attributed, at least in part, to its ability to colonize the tooth surface. Therefore, factors whichExpand
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Fungistatic activity of modified chitosans against Saprolegnia parasitica.
Five chemically modified chitosans were tested for their antifungal activities against Saprolegnia parasitica by the radial growth assay in chitosan-bearing agar, and the fungal growth assay inExpand
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