1. Streptococcus mutans adhesion force sensing in multi-species oral biofilms

    Streptococcus mutans adhesion force sensing in multi-species oral biofilms

    Bacteria utilize chemical and mechanical mechanisms to sense their environment, to survive hostile conditions. In mechanical sensing, intra-bilayer pressure profiles change due to deformation induced by the adhesion forces bacteria experience on a surface. Emergent properties in mono-species Streptococcus mutans biofilms, such as extracellular matrix production, depend on the adhesion forces that streptococci sense. Here we determined whether and how salivary-conditioning film (SCF) adsorption and the multi-species nature of oral biofilm influence adhesion force sensing and associated gene expression by S. mutans . Hereto, Streptococcus oralis , Actinomyces naeslundii , and S. mutans were grown together on different surfaces in the absence and ...

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