Inhibition of protease activities of periodontopathic bacteria by extracts of plants used in Kenya as chewing sticks (mswaki).

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Extracts from five plants used as chewing sticks, and tannic acid, gallic acid and methyl ester of gallic acid, were tested for their ability to inhibit proteolytic activities of three strains of Bacteroides gingivalis, three strains of Bacteroides intermedius and two strains of Treponema denticola. Aqueous extract from the plants Rhus natalensis and Euclea… (More)

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@article{Homer1990InhibitionOP, title={Inhibition of protease activities of periodontopathic bacteria by extracts of plants used in Kenya as chewing sticks (mswaki).}, author={Karen A. Homer and Farheen Manji and David Beighton}, journal={Archives of oral biology}, year={1990}, volume={35 6}, pages={421-4} }