A phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent phosphotransferase system is the principal maltose transporter in streptococcus mutans
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AbstractThe authors report that a phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent phosphotransferase system, MalT, is the principal maltose transporter for Streptococcus mutans. MalT also contributes to maltotriose uptake. Since maltose and maltodextrins are products of starch degradation found in saliva, the ability to take up and ferment these carbohydrates may contribute to dental caries.
CitationWebb, A.J., Homer, K.A. and Hosie, A.H.F. (2007) 'A Phosphoenolpyruvate-Dependent Phosphotransferase system is the principal maltose transporter in Streptococcus Mutans', Journal of Bacteriology, 189 (8),pp.3322-3327
PublisherAmerican Society for Microbiology
JournalJournal of Bacteriology