This binding was investigated with a simplified method: whole saliva and mucin bound to C. albicans in significantly greater quantities than other proteins such as whole serum, albumin, lysozyme or fibrinogen; and the enzymatic treatment of C. albicans with chymotrypsin, papain or mannosidase decreased the amounts of these proteins bound. These results, taken together, suggest that salivary proteins or mucin may bind to the mannoprotein of C. albicans.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Oral Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
- salivary protein
- serum protein
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology