The role of anti-PAc (361-386) peptide SIgA antibody in professional oral hygiene of the elderly.


OBJECTIVE Measurement of salivary IgA antibody (PAc-peptide antibody, PPA) to amino acid residues 361-386 of Streptococcus mutans PAc, which possess a multiple binding motif to various HLA-DR molecules and a B-cell epitope that recognises the inhibiting antibody to S. mutans, is an indicator for the population numbers of mutans streptococci (MS) in human… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2009.00276.x


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