Adherence of glucan-positive and glucan-negative strains of Streptococcus bovis to human epithelial cells.

@article{Hunolstein1993AdherenceOG,
  title={Adherence of glucan-positive and glucan-negative strains of Streptococcus bovis to human epithelial cells.},
  author={Christina von Hunolstein and Maria Luisa Ricci and G. Orefici},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
Adherence to buccal epithelial cells (BEC) and the role played in the binding by lipoteichoic acid (LTA) and other superficial components have been studied in reference and clinical strains of Streptococcus bovis either glucan-positive biotype I or glucan-negative biotype II. To avoid the synthesis of glucan by biotype I strains, adherence was studied in bacteria grown in Todd-Hewitt broth, a sucrose deficient medium. Both biotypes were shown to bind to BEC and clinical isolates, irrespective… CONTINUE READING