Human salivary cystatin SA exhibits antimicrobial effect against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.

@article{Ganeshnarayan2012HumanSC,
  title={Human salivary cystatin SA exhibits antimicrobial effect against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.},
  author={Krishnaraj Ganeshnarayan and K Velliyagounder and David Furgang and Daniel H Fine},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={661-73}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Healthy subjects who do not have Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in their oral cavity may possess factors in saliva that might demonstrate antibacterial activity against the bacterium. The aim of this study was to identify and purify proteins from saliva of healthy subjects that might demonstrate antibacterial activity against A. actinomycetemcomitans and test the same against the bacteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS Saliva from 10 healthy volunteers was tested… CONTINUE READING