Degradation of native human hemoglobin following hemolysis by Prevotella loescheii

J. Zwickel, E. I. Weiss, A. Schejter

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Abstract

Prevotella loescheii PK1295 can grow on native hemoglobin as a source of heme. Supernatants of P. loescheii cultures hemolysed human erythrocytes and degraded native hemoglobin. These combined activities may provide heme (or iron) for the growth of P. loescheii and other dental plaque bacteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1721-1723
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume60
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

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