Identification and analysis of a gene (abpA) encoding a major amylase-binding protein in Streptococcus gordonii.

@article{Rogers1998IdentificationAA,
  title={Identification and analysis of a gene (abpA) encoding a major amylase-binding protein in Streptococcus gordonii.},
  author={Jeffrey D. Rogers and Elaine M. Haase and Arthur E. Brown and Charles William Ian Douglas and Julian Gwynn and F. Scannapieco},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={144 ( Pt 5)},
  pages={1223-33}
}
Oral streptococci such as Streptococcus gordonii bind the abundant salivary enzyme alpha-amylase. This interaction may be important in dental plaque formation and metabolism, thus contributing to the initiation and progression of dental caries and periodontal disease, the two most common plaque-mediated diseases. The conjugative transposon Tn916 was used to… CONTINUE READING