1887

Abstract

The survival of suspensions of lactobacilli and streptococci incubated at 37° in normal saline and in 0·1% (w/v) and 1·0% (w/v) solutions of dehydrated mucin was studied by counting the number of viable organisms present at regular intervals. The survival time was markedly prolonged in the mucin solutions. In the 1·0% (w/v) mucin solution most of the strains of lactobacilli and all the strains of streptococci were still viable at the end of one year. The mucin solutions appeared to be unchanged when compared with control solutions which had been inoculated with killed bacteria and incubated at 37°.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-37-3-335
1964-12-01
2022-01-18
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/micro/37/3/mic-37-3-335.html?itemId=/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-37-3-335&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Badger E. H. M., Pankhurst E. S. 1960; Experiments on the accuracy of surface drop bacterial counts. J. appl. Bad. 23:28
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Cruickshank R., Sharman A. 1934; The biology of the vagina in the human subject. II. The bacterial flora and secretion of the vagina at various age-periods and their relation to glycogen in the vaginal epithelium J. Obstet. Gynouec. Brit. Emp. 41:208
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Dewar M. R. 1949; Laboratory methods for assessing susceptibility to dental caries. Part I. Effect of variations in technique Dent. J. Aust. 21:509
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Goldsworthy N. E., Florey H. 1930; Some properties of mucus, with special reference to its antibacterial functions. Brit. J. exp. Path. 11:192
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Keefer C. S., Spink W. W. 1938; Studies on gonococcal infection. IV. The effect of mucin on the bacteriolytic power of whole blood and immune serum. J. clin. Invest. 17:23
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Man J. C., de, Rogosa M., Sharpe M. E. 1960; A medium for the cultivation of lactobacilli. J. appl. Bad. 23:130
    [Google Scholar]
  7. McLeod C. 1941; The mode of action of mucin in experimental meningococcus infection. II. The effect of mucin upon the defence mechanism of the mouse Amer. J. Hyg. (Sect. B) 34:51
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Miles A. A., Misra S. S. 1938; The estimation of the bactericidal power of the blood. J. Hyg., Camb. 38:732
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Rogers H. J. 1948; Bacterial hydrolysis and utilization of polysaccharide-like substances ‘mucin’ in saliva. Nature, Lond. 161:815
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Rogosa M., Mitchell J. A., Wiseman R. F. 1951; A selective medium for the isolation and enumeration of oral and fecal lactobacilli. J. Bad. 62:132
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Sims W. 1964; Studies of the oral streptococci and lactobacilli with special reference to their role in dental caries. Ph.D. Thesis. University of London
  12. Tunnicuff R. 1940; Action of gastric and salivary mucin on phagocytosis. J. infect. Dis. 66:189
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-37-3-335
Loading
/content/journal/micro/10.1099/00221287-37-3-335
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error