A number of different microorganisms and plants produce certain enzymes called cyclodextrin glucosyltransferases
, which degrade starch to cyclic products called cyclodextrins.
Significantly higher MAN activity in diabetic parotid glands versus control glands may also suggest that the balance between salivary glucosyltransferases
and glycohydrolases is disturbed in STZ-induced type 1 diabetes [51, 52].
Koo, "Biology of streptococcus mutans-derived glucosyltransferases
: role in extracellular matrix formation of cariogenic biofilms," Caries Research, vol.
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., 1989).
Biology of Streptococcus mutansderived glucosyltransferases
: role in extracellular matrix formation of cariogenic biofilms.
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.
Nomura et al., "Defect of glucosyltransferases
reduces platelet aggregation activity of Streptococcus mutans: analysis of clinical strains isolated from oral cavities," Archives of Oral Biology, vol.
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.