Understanding the Streptococcus mutans Cid/Lrg System through CidB Function.

  title={Understanding the Streptococcus mutans Cid/Lrg System through CidB Function.},
  author={Sang-Joon Kenny Ahn and Kelly C Rice},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={82 20},
The Streptococcus mutans lrgAB and cidAB operons have been previously described as a potential model system to dissect the complexity of biofilm development and virulence of S. mutans Herein, we have attempted to further characterize the Cid/Lrg system by focusing on CidB, which has been shown to be critical for the ability of S. mutans to survive and persist in a nonpreferred oxygen-enriched condition. We have found that the expression level of cidB is critical to oxidative stress tolerance of… CONTINUE READING
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