Effect of inactivated salivary lysozyme on L(+)-lactic acid production in saliva and in cultures of Streptococcus mutans BHT.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial contribution of human lysozyme in saliva. In one series of experiments, L(+)-lactic acid (LA) production in exponential phase cultures of Streptococcus mutans BHT treated with lysozyme-deficient salivary supernatant was determined. In other experiments, LA concentration was measured in whole saliva… CONTINUE READING