Naturally-occurring IgA antibodies to glycerol-teichoic acid in human saliva. Correlation with caries activity

J Dent Res. 1981 May;60(5):878-82. doi: 10.1177/00220345810600050401.

Abstract

Human subjects were examined for caries activity and for naturally-occurring salivary IgA of glycerol-teichoic acid (TA) specificity by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Subjects free of active caries produced higher levels of anti-TA in their saliva than persons with one or more active carious lesions.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / isolation & purification*
  • Bacillus / immunology
  • Dental Caries / physiopathology*
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Glycerol / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / isolation & purification*
  • Saliva / immunology*
  • Streptococcus mutans / immunology
  • Teichoic Acids / immunology*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Teichoic Acids
  • Glycerol