Zhong-yi Ji

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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)
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)
BACKGROUND The globular heads of the human C1q receptor (gC1qR) are multi-compartmental and multi-functional cellular proteins. The list of biological responses mediated by the gC1qR includes growth perturbation and morphological abnormalities, along with the initiation of apoptosis. However, the effects of the gC1qR on the apoptosis of cervical squamous(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)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate that recompression is the most efficient measure in removing the pathogenic factors. METHOD When rabbits were suffering from severe DCS, their pressure were immediately compressed to 0.5 Mpa. Precordial region was monitored continuously with a Doppler flow meter, micrography of the bulbar conjunctiva was done intermittently and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explain the etiology of decompression sickness (DCS) and to elucidate its pathogenic mechanism. METHOD Tunica conjunctiva was examined by microscopy and blood pressure was measured at the exposed femoral arteries in inadequately decompressed animals after hyperbaric exposure. Then pathological examinations were done. RESULT Animals with(More)
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