Neuraminidase Activity in Mixed Culture Supernatant Fluids of Human Oral Bacteria.


In view of the finding (Thonard and Blustein, J. Dent. Res., in press, 1965) that sialic acid is present in human gingival mucosa, it was decided to investigate the possibility that members of the human oral microflora might elaborate an enzyme able to attack the sialic acid-containing compounds thought to be present in the gingiva. The present report… (More)


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