Shear-enhanced oral microbial adhesion.
Ding AM et al.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Feb;76(4):1294-7. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02083-09. Epub 2009 Dec 18.
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.