publication . Article . 1994

production of hydrolytic enzymes by oral isolates of eikenella corrodens

Robert P. Allaker; K. Anne Young; Jeremy M. Hardie;
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  • Published: 15 Oct 1994 Journal: FEMS Microbiology Letters, volume 123, pages 69-74 (issn: 0378-1097, eissn: 1574-6968, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Eikenella corrodens isolates from periodontally healthy subjects and adult periodontitis patients were compared for their ability to produce a range of potential virulence factors. All were positive for proline aminopeptidase, thiol-dependent haemolysin and esterase activities. Low or negative activities were found against casein, phospholipid, lipid, collagen, aminophosphate, phosphate under acid or alkaline conditions, and eleven other amino acid substrates tested. In oral infections, the haemolytic activity of E. corrodens could be amplified in the reduced environment of the periodontal pocket and damage host cells. Proline aminopeptidase may act against prol...
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free text keywords: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Amino acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Eikenella corrodens, biology.organism_classification, biology, Proline aminopeptidase, Aminopeptidase, Esterase, Biochemistry, Virulence, Proline, Casein
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publication . Article . 1994

production of hydrolytic enzymes by oral isolates of eikenella corrodens

Robert P. Allaker; K. Anne Young; Jeremy M. Hardie;