Natural Antimicrobials ε-Poly-l-lysine and Nisin A for Control of Oral Microflora
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- Badaoui Najjar, M., Kashtanov, D. & Chikindas, M.L. Probiotics & Antimicro. Prot. (2009) 1: 143. doi:10.1007/s12602-009-9020-0
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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.