Anette Carlén

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Saliva from the major salivary glands dominates different areas of the mouth. The parotid (PS) and submandibular/sublingual (SMS) saliva differ in their protein composition, and thus, the composition of pellicles formed in various parts of the dentition might vary. In this study, proteins incorporated in 60-min pellicles from the premolar and front regions(More)
In the initial stages of dental plaque formation, early colonizing bacteria bind to receptor structures in the pellicle, a proteinaceous film formed instantly after cleaning of the tooth surface. Dental restorative materials with surface characteristics different from the tooth might affect pellicle formation and the ability of bacteria to colonize the oral(More)
Dental ceramics are generally regarded as low-adhesive materials. Different ceramics may, however, differ in composition and physico-chemical surface properties, which may be changed after corrosion. The aim of this study was to examine the adsorption of proteins onto specimens of different ceramic materials after the incubation in saliva and plasma before(More)
Many women undergo hormone replacement therapy in order to relieve menopausal and postmenopausal symptoms. Oral discomfort is common among these symptoms and studies have shown that the stimulated whole saliva flow rate is increased after combined oestradiol and progesterone replacement therapy. There is, however, no data regarding the effect of other(More)
Seven alkyl phosphate derivatives and three nonionic surfactants were examined for their ability to inhibit the adherence of 3H-labelled cells of Streptococcus mutans to hydroxyapatite (HA) treated with buffer (BHA) or parotid saliva (SHA). None of the compounds alone hindered binding of bacteria to BHA or SHA effectively. A combination of certain of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the caries risk following 6 weeks' use of 5000 ppm F toothpaste using 'Cariogram' software. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 34 participants, 17 mothers and their teenage children, were enrolled in a 6-week clinical trial in which they were given 5000 ppm F toothpaste. They were followed consecutively for 6 weeks with visits that were(More)
Previous studies on dental pellicle formation and bacterial adherence have focussed on saliva and its components. The tooth surface is, however, also exposed to the plasma-derived crevicular fluid. In the present study, (i). plasma proteins in in vitro and in vivo pellicles were examined using sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
Deleted in malignant brain tumors 1 (DMBT1) has been proposed as a candidate tumor suppressor for brain and epithelial cancer. Initial studies suggested loss of expression rather than mutation as the predominant mode of DMBT1 inactivation. However, in situ studies in lung cancer demonstrated highly sophisticated changes of DMBT1 expression and localization,(More)
In this article, the literature on minor salivary gland secretion rates, composition, and function is reviewed. Measurements of the minor salivary gland secretion rates and composition are complicated, and the secretions display large biological variability. Despite this, some characteristics of these secretions have been found repeatedly in independent(More)
Previous reports indicate an association between whole saliva secretion rate and xerostomia, but the association is not always found in individuals complaining of dry mouth. In the present study, we hypothesised that the minor salivary gland secretions could affect subjective feelings of oral dryness in individuals with normal or low whole saliva secretion(More)