Interaction of the salivary low-molecular-weight mucin (MG2) with Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans

  title={Interaction of the salivary low-molecular-weight mucin (MG2) with Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans},
  author={Jasper Groenink and Antoon J. M. Ligtenberg and Enno C. I. Veerman and Jan G. M. Bolscher and Arie V Van Nieuw Amerongen},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
Periodontitis is associated with the presence of certain Gram-negative bacteria in the oral cavity, among these Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. In order to determine which types of salivary components interact with A. actinomycetemcomitans two strains (HG 1175 and FDC Y4) were incubated with whole saliva and individual glandular secretions, viz. parotid, submandibular, and sublingual saliva. Immunochemical analysis by immunoblotting of bacteria-bound salivary proteins showed that IgA, the… CONTINUE READING
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