Synergistic effect of lysozyme on bactericidal activity of magnolol and honokiol against a cariogenic bacterium, streptococcus mutans OMZ 176

  • Bae, Ki-Hwan (College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Oh, Hong-Rock (Department of Animal Science, Chungnam National University)
  • Published : 1990.03.01


A combination of magnolol or honokiol with lysozyme isolated from the egg white of the Korean Ogol fowl (Korean natural monument No.265) exhibited synergistic effect of bactericidal activity against a typical cariogenic bacterium, Streptococcus mutans OMZ 176. The synergistic ratio increased with time dependence.