PMID: 3016049Aug 1, 1986

Interaction of salivary fibronectin with oral streptococci

Journal of Dental Research
J P Babu, M K Dabbous


Immunoreactive Fibronectin (Fn) has been demonstrated in stimulated human parotid saliva by western blot analysis and also found to be a component of the artificial tooth pellicles derived from hydroxyapatite (HA) beads coated with parotid saliva. Saliva depleted of gelatin-binding components showed a significantly lower degree of reactivity with anti-Fn antibodies than did the control saliva when tested by and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Depletion of gelatin-binding components from saliva was also found to affect the degree of saliva-mediated aggregation of four of the seven oral streptococci tested [Streptococcus mutans strains GS-5 and OMZ 176, S. sobrinus, and S. rattus]. Similarly, the adherence of the same four micro-organisms to the artificial tooth pellicles (derived form saliva which had previously been depleted of gelatin-binding component) was significantly inhibited (37-53%) when compared with the control saliva-coated HA beads. Pre-treatment of streptococci with 100 micrograms of soluble Fn also caused a 34-57% inhibition of adherence of the same oral streptococci to saliva-treated HA beads. Quantitation of Fn in human parotid saliva showed that the amounts of immunoreactive Fn varied form 2 to 6 mic...Continue Reading


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