Influence of mouse prolactin-inducible protein in saliva on the aggregation of oral bacteria.

@article{Nistor2009InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of mouse prolactin-inducible protein in saliva on the aggregation of oral bacteria.},
  author={Andreea C Nistor and George H. W. Bowden and Anne Blanchard and Yvonne Myal},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={510-3}
}
INTRODUCTION Mouse prolactin-inducible protein (mPIP) is secreted in mouse saliva and has been found to bind oral bacteria, showing the highest affinity for streptococci. Comparisons between the oral flora of mPIP knockout mice and their wild-type controls showed differences in the genera colonizing the two groups of mice. These findings suggested a role for mPIP in the colonization of the mouse oral cavity, possibly modulating the oral flora. In this in vitro study, we focused on the… CONTINUE READING