The effect of iron on Streptococcus mutans biofilm and on enamel demineralization

Iron (Fe) may have an anticaries effect by specific inhibition of glycosyltransferase (GTF) enzymes of Streptococcus mutans, but this hypothesis has not yet been clarified. In this study, S. mutans biofilms were formed on blocks of bovine dental enamel of a predetermined surface hardness (SH). These...

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Main Authors: Cecília Cláudia Costa Ribeiro, Renzo Alberto Ccahuana-Vásquez, Cadidja Dayane Sousa do Carmo, Cláudia Maria Coêlho Alves, Tarcísio Jorge Leitão, Lisandra Rocha Vidotti, Jaime Aparecido Cury
Format: Article
Published: Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa Odontológica 2012-08-01
Series:Brazilian Oral Research
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