Effect of Veillonella parvula on the antimicrobial resistance and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans grown in a dual-species biofilm.

@article{Luppens2008EffectOV,
  title={Effect of Veillonella parvula on the antimicrobial resistance and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans grown in a dual-species biofilm.},
  author={Suzanne Bernardina Ida Luppens and Duygu Kara and Luaine Bandounas and Martijs J. Jonker and Floyd R. A. Wittink and Oskar Bruning and Timo M. Breit and Jacob Bob M Ten Cate and Wim Crielaard},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={183-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Our previous studies showed that Streptococcus mutans and Veillonella parvula dual-species biofilms have a different acid production profile and a higher resistance to chlorhexidine than their single-species counterparts. The aim of the current study was to test whether the susceptibility of S. mutans grown in the presence of V. parvula is also decreased when it is exposed to various other antimicrobials. Furthermore, the aim was to identify other changes in the physiology of S… CONTINUE READING