Trehalulose does not induce dental caries in rats infected with mutans streptococci.

  title={Trehalulose does not induce dental caries in rats infected with mutans streptococci.},
  author={Takashi Ooshima and A Izumitani and Toshifumi Minami and Taku Fujiwara and Yuki Nakajima and Shigeyuki Hamada},
  journal={Caries research},
  volume={25 4},
The effects of trehalulose, a structural isomer of sucrose, and a syrup (TP syrup) rich in trehalulose and palatinose on caries development were examined in specific pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley rats. Streptococcus mutans MT8148R and Streptococcus sobrinus 6715 fermented the syrup which resulted in acid production, while both strains were found not to utilize trehalulose. Furthermore, trehalulose did not serve as a substrate for glucosyltransferases of these mutans streptococci to synthesize… CONTINUE READING


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