New insights into the composition and functions of the acquired enamel pellicle.

@article{Siqueira2012NewII,
  title={New insights into the composition and functions of the acquired enamel pellicle.},
  author={Walter Luiz Siqueira and William Custodio and Elisabeth McDonald},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2012},
  volume={91 12},
  pages={1110-8}
}
The acquired enamel pellicle (AEP) is a thin acellular film that forms on tooth surfaces upon exposure to the oral environment. It consists predominantly of salivary proteins, but also includes non-salivary-derived proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Since it is the interface between teeth and the oral environment, the AEP plays a key role in the… CONTINUE READING