Detection of Microbial Trypsin-Like Enzymes by Use of an Agar Gel
NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES IL
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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.
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