Wall Carbohydrate Antigens of A. Israelii

  • G. H. Bowden
  • E. D. Fillery
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 107)


Several publications (1–3) have stressed the importance of Actinomyces in relation to the commensal oral flora and disease in man. The habitat of the Actinomyces is limited almost without exception (4) to the oral cavity of man and animals and recently organisms resembling A. viscosus and A. naeslundii have been isolated from the higher and lower primates, herbivores, insectivores and fruit eating animals (5). With such a limited habitat Actinomyces species might be regarded as typically oral organisms, in the same way that E. coli is associated with the gut. As such, strains of Actinomyces could be well suited for use in studies of immune responses to the commensal oral flora.


Type Strain Carbohydrate Fraction Lower Primate Recent Isolate Cell Wall Carbohydrate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. Bowden
    • 1
  • E. D. Fillery
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral MicrobiologyLondon Hospital Medical CollegeLondonEngland

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