caries vaccine

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A protein antigen designed to immunize against the development of dental caries. The protein antigen is derived from Streptococcus mutans or Streptococcus sobrinus and is aimed specifically at Streptococcus mutans surface antigens with the aim of reducing the adhesion to tooth surfaces.

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Russell M. W., Childers N. K., Michalek M. S., Smith D. J., Taubman M. A. A caries vaccine? Caries Res 2004;38:230–35.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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