Some of polyphenols isolated from plants conferred as antimicrobial activity either because of growth inhibition against streptococci or because of inhibition of glucosyltransferases
(Hada et al.
The synthesis of extracellular polysaccharides is a prominent factor of its virulence, since even before the sucrose enters the cell, a percentage is transformed by exoenzymes, glucosyltransferases
(Gtfs) and fructosiltransferasas (Ftf), which metabolize sucrose in monosaccharide molecules, transferring each fraction to a receiving molecule and forming polymers that can be spread in the biofilm or remain associated with S.
Action of agents on glucosyltransferases
from streptococcus mutans in solution and adsorbed to exper- imental pellicle.
In vitro effects of crude khat extracts on the growth, colonization, and glucosyltransferases
of Streptococcus mutans.
These are glucans synthesized by the products of the glucosyltransferases
genes gtfB and gfC, and provide binding sites that promote the establishment of pathogenic biofilms (9,10).
Induction of cytokines by glucosyltransferases
of streptococcus mutans.
Cloning and heterologous expresion of cDNAs encoding flavonoid glucosyltransferases
from Dianthus caryophyllus.
mutans produces three glucosyltransferases
(Gtf-B, -C, and -D) which are of central importance in dental plaque formation and development of caries (Ooshima et al.
2009) Expression of ceramide glucosyltransferases
, which are essential for glycosphingolipid synthesis, is only required in a small subset of C.
Compounds within the cranberry disrupt enzymes known as glucosyltransferases
that bacteria use to build glucans.
It is now believed that CHQ, through its lysosomotropic effects of increasing intra-organellar pH, could impair the catalytic function of the glucosyltransferases
involved in processing of HIV glycoproteins (135).
Effect of a novel type of propolis and its chemical fractions on glucosyltransferases
and on growth and adherence of mutans streptococci.