Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-MB-00001474
Title: Influence of the blood group reactive substances in saliva on the aggregation of Streptococcus mutans
Category: Microbiology
Section: Research Article
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    Streptococcus mutans is one of the most dominant species of oral cavity that also initiates the dental plague formation. An attempt has been made to establish the correlation between the secretor status and aggregation of Streptococcus mutans with the salivary blood group reactive substances. The level of aggregation of S. mutans with salivary mucin was studied spectrophotometrically (630 nm) and has been greatly influenced by the blood group reactive substances. A person can be either a secretor or a non-secretor. This is completely independent of whether one’s blood type is A, B, AB or O. In the present study it was observed that out of the 98 individuals 94 were secretors. The secretor status was determined by absorption elution technique. The presence of Streptococcus mutans in the saliva was detected by the colony morphology grown on Nutrient agar followed by Gram’s staining and then the presence of S. mutans in the saliva were confirmed by their biochemical test of the same samples. The aggregation in the non-secretors is almost constant whereas the level of aggregation in blood group A, B, AB and O are found to be reducing with respective dilution.

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    Priyanka Kapoor*, Narayan patel, Leena parihar, Vipin Gupta

    Affiliation(s) Name:

    Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara, Punjab (INDIA) -144402)

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    Priyanka kapoor
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Biotechnology,
    Lovely Professional University,
    Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1),
    Phagwara, Punjab (INDIA) -144402

    Received on:09-12-2011; Revised  on: 15-12-2011; Accepted on:10-02-2012

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    Priyanka Kapoor*, Narayan patel, Leena parihar, Vipin Gupta

    Title:Influence of the blood group reactive substances in saliva on the aggregation of Streptococcus mutans
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):5 (February)
    Page No: (963-967)
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    Methodology:Spectrophotometric Analysis,aggregation, Infection immunity, Secretor.
    Research Materials:Streptococcus mutans


Streptococcus mutans aggregation Infection immunity Secretor.

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