Natural Antimicrobials ε-Poly-l-lysine and Nisin A for Control of Oral Microflora

  • Mohamed Badaoui Najjar
  • Dimitri Kashtanov
  • Michael L. Chikindas
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12602-009-9020-0

Cite this article as:
Badaoui Najjar, M., Kashtanov, D. & Chikindas, M.L. Probiotics & Antimicro. Prot. (2009) 1: 143. doi:10.1007/s12602-009-9020-0

Abstract

The present study aims to examine the efficacy of the natural antimicrobial ε-poly-l-lysine against Streptococcus mutans and against total aerobic oral microflora, alone and in combination with the natural antimicrobial peptide nisin. In in vitro studies, natural antimicrobials nisin A and ε-poly-l-lysine synergized in their action against S. mutans, leading to the microorganism’s full inhibition, while having a less inhibitory effect on total aerobic oral microbiota.

Keywords

Nisin Poly-lysine Oral microflora Synergy Antimicrobial 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Badaoui Najjar
    • 1
  • Dimitri Kashtanov
    • 1
  • Michael L. Chikindas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceRutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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