Mutual influence of cholesterol esterase and pseudocholinesterase on the biodegradation of dental composites.

@article{Finer2004MutualIO,
  title={Mutual influence of cholesterol esterase and pseudocholinesterase on the biodegradation of dental composites.},
  author={Y Finer and Fayaaz Jaffer and J Paul Santerre},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={1787-93}
}
It has been demonstrated that human saliva contains cholesterol esterase (CE)- and pseudocholinesterase (PCE)-like hydrolase activities. While PCE has been shown to preferentially degrade triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) and its derivatives, CE has a greater catalytic effect on the breakdown of bis-phenol-A-diglycidyl dimethacrylate (bisGMA) components in composite dental resins. The current study seeks to determine if there is a mutual influence between the different esterases with… CONTINUE READING

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