Shear-enhanced oral microbial adhesion.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Feb;76(4):1294-7. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02083-09. Epub 2009 Dec 18.

Shear-enhanced oral microbial adhesion.


National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.


Shear-enhanced adhesion, although not observed for fimbria-mediated adhesion of oral Actinomyces spp., was noted for Hsa-mediated adhesion of Streptococcus gordonii to sialic acid-containing receptors, an interaction implicated in the pathogenesis of infective endocarditis.


Keywords: Microbiology, Biofilm, Infectious Diseases, Shear Stress