Bactericidal effect of rat cystatin S on an oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis.

Authors: Naito, Y  Sasaki, M  Umemoto, T  Namikawa, I  Sakae, K  Ishihara, Y  Isomura, S  Suzuki, I 
Citation: Naito Y, etal., Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol. 1995 Jan;110(1):71-5.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:7749605

We tested antibacterial and antiviral activities of rat cystatin S, a cysteine proteinase inhibitor, belonging to the family 2 cystatins against 18 different bacterial species and poliovirus type 1 (Sabin). Rat cystatin S specifically inhibited the growth of a human oral anaerobic bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis due to a bactericidal effect.

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RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.