1. Tom Hennessy Tom Hennessy Canada says:

    Anyone see WHAT? is the connection between the availability of iron to the bacteria and the USE of iron BY the bacteria FOR biofilm formation ?

    "Lactoferrin (Lf), an iron-binding salivary glycoprotein"
    "We hypothesized that Lf interferes with initial oral bacterial attachment to surfaces by iron sequestration, so inhibiting subsequent biofilm formation."
    "Lf suppresses initial attachment of S. gordonii and S. gordonii coaggregates by iron sequestration. This may lead to subsequent inhibition of oral biofilm development."

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