Selective binding of blood group-reactive salivary mucins by Streptococcus mutans and other oral organisms.

@article{Gibbons1978SelectiveBO,
  title={Selective binding of blood group-reactive salivary mucins by Streptococcus mutans and other oral organisms.},
  author={Richard J. Gibbons and J V Qureshi},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1978},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          665-71
        }
}
Strains of Streptococcus mutans of four genetic groups and five serotypes, and strains of S. sanguis, S. mitis, S. salivarius, Actinomyces naeslundii, and A. viscosus, were found to bind blood group-reactive (BGR) mucin isolated from whole human saliva. The bacteria studied bound mucins with blood type A or B reactivity to a similar extent, suggesting that the carbohydrate moieties responsible for the A and B antigenic determinants were not involved. The organisms studied appeared to bind… CONTINUE READING

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