An endolytic mutanase from novel strain Paracoccus mutanolyticus: its application potential in dentistry.

@article{Buddana2016AnEM,
  title={An endolytic mutanase from novel strain Paracoccus mutanolyticus: its application potential in dentistry.},
  author={Sudheer Kumar Buddana and Prakasham Reddy Shetty and Sambasiva Rao Raja Surya Krothapalli},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={985-91}
}
Mutanase, α-(1→3)-glucanase, belonging to the family glucanohydrolase, catalyses mutan [α-(1→3)-glucan] synthesized by cariogenic streptococci and hence has potential in caries prophylaxis. A novel bacterial strain with potential to produce higher mutanase (glucanohydrolase) activity was isolated from soils contaminated with cellulosic waste. One of the isolated strains, RSP-02, was subjected to biochemical and 16S rRNA molecular analysis, and we noticed that it belongs to the genus Paracoccus… CONTINUE READING