The influence of a novel propolis on mutans streptococci biofilms and caries development in rats.

@article{Duarte2006TheIO,
  title={The influence of a novel propolis on mutans streptococci biofilms and caries development in rats.},
  author={Simone Duarte and Pedro Luiz Rosalen and Mitsue Fujimaki Hayacibara and Jaime Aparecido Cury and William Henry Bowen and Robert E. Marquis and Vera L{\'u}cia Garcia Rehder and Adilson Sartoratto and Masaharu Ikegaki and Hyun Koo},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
A flavonoids-free Brazilian propolis (type 6) showed biological effects against mutans streptococci and inhibited the activity of glucosyltransferases. This study evaluated the influence of the ethanolic extract of a novel type of propolis (EEP) and its purified hexane fraction (EEH) on mutans streptococci biofilms and the development of dental caries in rats. The chemical composition of the propolis extracts were examined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The effects of EEP and EEH on… CONTINUE READING