Accession Number:

ADA231709

Title:

Detection of Microbial Trypsin-Like Enzymes by Use of an Agar Gel

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Certain oral micro-organisms associated with periodontal diseases elaborate trypsin-like enzymes. This study describes a simple assay for these enzymes, based on the incorporation of the synthetic substrate N-Alpha-benzoyl- DL-arginine-p-nitroanilide BAPNA into ion-agar gel. The system can provide quantitative or qualitative data within 24 h and is suitable for use in the dental clinic.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE