Effect of human salivary proteins on the precipitation kinetics of calcium phosphate

@article{Moreno1979EffectOH,
  title={Effect of human salivary proteins on the precipitation kinetics of calcium phosphate},
  author={Edgard C. Moreno and Kuruvila Varughese and Dr. D. I. Hay},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={1979},
  volume={28},
  pages={7-16}
}
Inhibition of calcium phosphate precipitation in saliva, and prevention of the formation of mineral accretions on tooth surfaces, has been ascribed to the existence of inhibiting salivary macromolecules. Marked reductions in the crystal growth rate of hydroxyapatite (HA) seeds were measured in supersaturated solutions containing either of two proline-rich proteins, PRP1 or PRP3, or statherin; the three macromolecules were isolated from human parotid saliva. The reductions were also observed… CONTINUE READING