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Small molecule inhibitor prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model

05:40 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears.

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