Hyaluronidase activity in human premolar and third molar dental sacs

S. A. Alexander, M. Swerdloff, R. Ceen, C. N. Bertolami

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Human third molar and premolar dental sacs contain hyaluronidase activity. This enzyme has a.,pH optimum between 3.5 and 4.0, and is equally active against hyaluronate, chondroitin-6-sulphate, and chontroitin-4-sulphate as substrates. The lack of inhibition with saccharolactone and the inhibitory effects of formate buffer rule out significant degradation by exoglycosidases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry
  • Cell Biology


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