Streptococcal adhesin SspA/B analogue peptide inhibits adherence and impacts biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans.

Streptococcus mutans, the major causative agent of dental caries, adheres to tooth surfaces via the host salivary glycoprotein-340 (gp340). This adherence can be competitively inhibited by peptides derived from the SspA/B adhesins of Streptococcus gordonii, a human commensal microbe that competes fo...

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Main Authors: Tatsuro Ito, Takahiro Ichinosawa, Takehiko Shimizu
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2017-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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