Iodine in Evolution of Salivary Glands and in Oral Health

  title={Iodine in Evolution of Salivary Glands and in Oral Health},
  author={Sebastiano Venturi and Mattia Venturi},
  journal={Nutrition and Health},
  pages={119 - 134}
The authors hypothesize that dietary deficiency or excess of iodine (I) has an important role in oral mucosa and in salivary glands physiology. Salivary glands derived from primitive I-concentrating oral cells, which during embryogenesis, migrate and specialize in secretion of saliva and iodine. Gastro-salivary clearance and secretions of iodides are a considerable part of “gastro-intestinal cycle of iodides”, which constitutes about 23% of iodides pool in the human body. Salivary glands… 

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