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Saliva swallowing frequency is an important factor in models of oral clearance. It varies widely among individuals, and the basis for that variation has not been established. This study evaluated the use of unstimulated flow rate and the volume of saliva swallowed as predictors of swallowing frequency in 128 first-year dental students. A microphone was(More)
Redundancy refers to the observation that many salivary proteins exhibit similar properties in vitro. It is possible that bacterial adherence to salivary pellicle occurs as a cumulative effect of multiple proteins. This study determined the joint and individual contributions of salivary amylase, S-IgA, lysozyme, salivary peroxidase, lactoferrin, and total(More)
INTRODUCTION We estimated the diagnostic accuracy of Abrams-Griffiths number (AG), urethral resistance factor (URA) and detrusor-adjusted mean passive urethral resistance relation factor (DAMPF) for bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS AG, URA and DAMPF were obtained by pressure-flow studies(More)
This paper reports a system for measuring saliva protein binding to oral streptococci. Enamel chips with layers of Streptococcus gordonii Blackburn or Streptococcus oralis 10557 were incubated in vitro with whole saliva from eight persons. Blackburn bound significantly more amylase than 10557; no strain differences were seen for lysozyme or lactoferrin.(More)
Multiple studies have shown that CC-chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) promotes cell proliferation in several human cancers. We investigated the expression and clinical significance of CCR7 in our large collection of prostate cancer (PCa) samples and explored its function on the proliferation and migration of PCa cells. In this study, the expression of CCR7 was(More)
Preliminary studies of 10 subjects suggested that saliva protein binding to oral bacteria might vary among oral sites. This study investigated saliva protein binding to layers of oral streptococci in an expanded sample of 48 subjects. Those persons were at opposite extremes for unstimulated whole saliva amylase, sIgA, lactoferrin, and lysozyme in an initial(More)
Currently, the shortage of red components and easy aging of organic silicone still remain challenges for high-power phosphor-converted warm white light-emitting diodes (w-LEDs). Aiming to alleviate these issues, phosphor-in-glass (PiG), fabricated by co-sintering red- and yellow-emitting phosphors and low-melting glass, has been regarded as a promising(More)
Bilateral renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) pose a challenge for clinical treatment and management. Most bilateral RCCs are sporadic, and do not show a hereditary pattern indicative of VHL syndrome or other inherited cancers. The origin and evolution of these sporadic bilateral RCCs remains elusive. We obtained normal and tumor samples from two male patients(More)
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