Advertisement

Bacterial Adherence Related to Agglutination and Surface Film Formation

  • Dag Ørstavik
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 107)

Abstract

Secretory antibodies to oral bacteria may act by preventing microbial colonization of teeth and mucosal surfaces (1). During colonization, many processes are potentially susceptible to interference by antibodies: sorption of a cell to the surface; attachment of the cell by extraneous, e.g., salivary, polymers; production by the cell of extracellular materials such as glucans and teichoic acids. In vitro tests have documented the effect of antibodies in inhibiting adherence dependent on glucan production (2). Moreover, secretory antibodies may interfere with the sorption of oral bacteria to cheek cells (3). Similarly, we have previously demonstrated that components of oral fluids may impair the attachment of streptococci to the acquired pellicle on teeth in vitro, and a complex relationship between adherence and agglutination was observed (4). Since antibodies (3) and other secretory products (4) may cause agglutination as well as adherence inhibition, further studies on the relationship between these two phenomena seemed indicated. The present paper also deals with some aspects of the effect of surface film formation on bacterial adherence.

Keywords

Tooth Surface Bacterial Adherence Blood Agar Plate Normal Rabbit Serum Teichoic Acid 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Gibbons, R. J., trang in The Immunoglobulin A System (Edited by Mestecky, J. and Lawton, A. R.), P- 305, Plenum Press, New York, 1974.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Olson, G. A., Bleiweis, A. S. and Small, P. A., Jr., Infect. Immun. 5: 419, 1972.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Williams, R. C. and Gibbons, R. J., Science 177: 697, 1972.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ørstavik, D., Kraus, F. W. and Henshaw, L. C., Infect. Immun. 9: 794, 1974.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ørstavik, D., Acta Path. Microbiol. Scand., Sect. B., 85; 47, 1977.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ørstavik, D., Acta Path. Microbiol. Scand., Sect. B., 85: 38, 1977.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ruangsri, P. and ørstavik, D., Caries Res. 11: 204, 1977.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Shklair, I. L. and Keene, H. J., in Microbial Aspects of Dental Caries (Edited by Stiles, H. M., Loesche, W. J. and O’Brien, T. C), p. 201, Information Retrieval, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1976.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ørstavik, D., Arch. Oral Biol., in press.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Brandtzaeg, P. and ørstavik, D., unpublished.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Curby, W. A., J. Lab. Clin. Med. 41: 493, 1953.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Burger, M. M. and Noonan, K. D., Nature 228: 512, 1970.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Fletcher, M., J. Gen. Microbiol. 94: 400, 1976.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Magnusson, I. and Ericson, T., Caries Res. 10: 273, 1976.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Williams, R. C. and Gibbons, R. J., Infect. Immun. 11: 711, 1975.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Socransky, S. S., Manganiello, A. D., Propas, D., Oram, V. and van Houte, J., J. Periodont. Res. 12: 90, 1977.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Kilian, M. and Rölla, G., Infect. Immun. 14: 1022, 1976.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Kashket, S. and Donaldson, C. G., J. Bacteriol. 112: 1127, 1972.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Arnold, R. R., Mestecky, J. and McGhee, J. R., Infect. Immun. 14: 355, 1976.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ørstavik, D. and Kraus, F. W., J. Oral Pathol. 2: 68, 1973.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Magnusson, I., Ericson, T. and Pruitt, K., Caries Res. 10: 113, 1976.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dag Ørstavik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Dental FacultyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

Personalised recommendations