Influence of Cranberry Juice on Glucan-Mediated Processes Involved in Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Development

@article{Koo2005InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of Cranberry Juice on Glucan-Mediated Processes Involved in Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Development},
  author={H. Koo and P. Nino de Guzman and B. Schobel and A. Vacca Smith and W. Bowen},
  journal={Caries Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={20 - 27}
}
  • H. Koo, P. Nino de Guzman, +2 authors W. Bowen
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Caries Research
  • Cranberry juice (CJ) has biological properties that may provide health benefits. In this study, we investigated the influence of CJ (pH 5.5) on several activities in vitro associated with the development of Streptococcus mutans UA159 biofilms. The ability of CJ to influence the adherence of S. mutans to either saliva- (sHA) or glucan-coated hydroxyapatite (gsHA), and to inhibit the glucan production by purified glucosyltransferases adsorbed to sHA was determined. For the adherence assays, we… CONTINUE READING
    Potential Oral Health Benefits of Cranberry
    • 96

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 28 REFERENCES
    Effects of Compounds Found in Propolis on Streptococcus mutans Growth and on Glucosyltransferase Activity
    • 284
    • PDF
    Inhibition of Streptococcus mutans biofilm accumulation and polysaccharide production by apigenin and tt-farnesol.
    • 292
    • PDF
    Glucan-binding proteins of the oral streptococci.
    • 255
    Inhibitory Effect of a High-Molecular-Weight Constituent of Cranberry on Adhesion of Oral Bacteria
    • 94
    • Highly Influential