Cryopreservation of Streptococcus mutans for microcalorimetry based applications

Morgan, Thomas D. and Bunch, Alan William (2000) Cryopreservation of Streptococcus mutans for microcalorimetry based applications. Thermochimica Acta, 349 (1-2). pp. 9-15. ISSN 0040-6031 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6031(99)00491-8

Abstract

Cryopreservation is shown to be a suitable technique for storing Streptococcus mutans prior to analysis of chemicals for putative antibacterial properties by microcalorimetry. Excellent recovery of cryopreserved cells was obtained and their response in the microcalorimeter was highly reproducible. Linear responses were obtained when the concentration of fluoride was varied in assays. Similar results were obtained with natural products claimed to have antimicrobial properties. It is proposed that microcalorimetry with cryopreserved cells could be used as a method for rapidly assessing the potential of individual or mixtures of components for commercial preparations designed to control oral microflora.

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Additional information: Article 309WF English Times Cited:1 Cited References Count:20
Uncontrolled keywords: antimicrobials cryopreservation microcalorimetry oral microbiology Streptococcus mutans CALORIMETRY
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences > Biomedical Research Group
Depositing User: Sue Davies
Date Deposited: 30 May 2009 07:14
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 09:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7113 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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