Actinomyces viscosus


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Ac·ti·no·my·ces vis·co·'sus

a species that has been isolated from the oral cavity of humans and some species of other animals; it produces periodontal disease in animals and has been isolated from human dental calculus and root surface caries.

Ac·ti·no·my·ces vis·co·sus

(akti-nō-mīsēz vis-kōsŭs)
Species isolated from oral cavity of humans and some species of other animals; produces periodontal disease in animals and has been isolated from human dental calculus and root surface caries.
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The MIC of capsaicin on Actinomyces viscosus was 50ug/ml.
In our study, capsaicin was used to evaluate the antimicrobial property on the inhibition of acid producing and biofilm of Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus sanguis, which were sectional cariogenic bacteria, in order to search for new antimicrobial agents or treatment methods to cure or prevent dental caries.
Although antibacterial activity of capsaicin on Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus sanguis were proved in this study, the effects of capsaicin on internal relation among these bacteria should be lucubrated in later investigations, because that caries are not caused by single bacteria but multiple effects of various bacteria (Yu et al., 2017).
The present work selected four strains of cariogenic bacteria (Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus sanguis) as research objects.
(2,3) The specific etiologic agents include Actinomyces israelii, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces odontolyticus, and Actinomyces viscosus. (1,2) A odontolyticus and A viscosus are more often associated with dental caries.