Anticariogenic activity of the crude ethanolic extract of Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch

ADRIAN WIATER, MAŁGORZATA PLESZCZYŃSKA, KATARZYNA PRÓCHNIAK, JANUSZ SZCZODRAK

Abstract

An ethanol extract of rhizomes of Potentilla erecta was investigated for its activity against the cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus sobrinus/downei CCUG 21020. The crude extract showed moderate antibacterial activity but strongly inhibited the total activity of streptococcal glucosyltransferases (GTFs) and their ability to synthesize water-insoluble glucan (mutan).
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