A novel bacterial mucinase, glycosulfatase, is associated with bacterial vaginosis.

@article{Roberton2005ANB,
  title={A novel bacterial mucinase, glycosulfatase, is associated with bacterial vaginosis.},
  author={Anthony M. Roberton and Rebecca C. Wiggins and Patrick J. Horner and Rosemary Greenwood and Theresa Crowley and Arnold Fernandes and Monica Berry and Anthony P Corfield},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={5504-8}
}
The modifications to the vaginal habitat accompanying a change to vaginal flora in bacterial vaginosis (BV) are poorly understood. In this study enzymes involved in mucin degradation were measured, including a novel glycosulfatase assay. Women attending an emergency walk-in sexually transmitted disease clinic were studied. One high vaginal swab (HVS) was used to prepare a gram-stained smear to determine BV status, using Ison and Hay's criteria, and a separate swab was used for the purposes of… CONTINUE READING

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