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Inhibitory effects of cranberry juice on attachment of oral streptococci and biofilm formation

Posted: 
November 4, 2010
Authors: 
Yamanaka A, Kimizuka R, Kato T, Okuda K
Journal: 
Oral Microbiol Immunol 19(3):150-4
Abstract: 

Cranberry juice is known to inhibit bacterial adhesion. We examined the inhibitory effect of cranberry juice on the adhesion of oral streptococci strains labeled with [3H]-thymidine to saliva-coated hydroxyapatite beads (s-HA). When the bacterial cells were momentarily exposed to cranberry juice, their adherence to s-HA decreased significantly compared with the control (P