Corpus ID: 15014706

Enhanced Adhesion of S. Mutans to Hydroxyapatite after Inoculation in Saliva

@article{Spengler2016EnhancedAO,
  title={Enhanced Adhesion of S. Mutans to Hydroxyapatite after Inoculation in Saliva},
  author={Christian Spengler and Nicolas Thewes and Friederike Nolle and Thomas Faidt and N. Umanskaya and M. Hannig and M. Bischoff and K. Jacobs},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
  year={2016}
}
Streptococcus mutans cells form robust biofilms on human teeth and are strongly related to caries incidents. Hence, understanding the adhesion of S. mutans in the human oral cavity is of major interest for preventive dentistry. In this study, we report on AFM-based single cell force spectroscopy measurements of S. mutans cells to hydroxyapatite surfaces. We observe a significant increase of adhesion strength if S. mutans cells were exposed to human saliva before adhesion. In contrast… Expand

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