Streptococcus mutans fructosyltransferase interactions with glucans.

  title={Streptococcus mutans fructosyltransferase interactions with glucans.},
  author={Ramona Rozen and Doron Steinberg and Gilad Bachrach},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={232 1},
Streptococcus mutans utilizes sucrose to synthesize glucans by glucosyltransferase and fructans by fructosyltransferase (FTF). Antibodies raised against a recombinant FTF were used to study S. mutans FTF secretion. Low amounts of cell-free FTF were found in culture of S. mutans grown with sucrose, while an increase in bacteria displaying cell surface FTF… CONTINUE READING