Potential involvement of collagen-binding proteins of Streptococcus mutans in infective endocarditis.

@article{Nomura2013PotentialIO,
  title={Potential involvement of collagen-binding proteins of Streptococcus mutans in infective endocarditis.},
  author={Ryota Nomura and Shuhei Naka and Hirotoshi Nemoto and Satoko Inagaki and Kazuhiro Taniguchi and Takashi Ooshima and Kazuhiko Nakano},
  journal={Oral diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={387-93}
}
OBJECTIVE Streptococcus mutans, a major pathogen of dental caries, is considered to be one of the causative agents of infective endocarditis (IE). Two types of cell surface collagen-binding proteins, Cnm and Cbm, have been identified in the organism. The aim of the present study was to analyze these proteins as possible etiologic factors for IE. MATERIALS AND METHODS The binding activities of S. mutans strains to collagen types I, III, and IV were analyzed relative to the presence of Cnm and… CONTINUE READING
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