Relationship of the human salivary peroxidase system to oral health.

@article{Tenovuo1984RelationshipOT,
  title={Relationship of the human salivary peroxidase system to oral health.},
  author={Jorma Tenovuo and K M Pruitt},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology},
  year={1984},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          573-84
        }
}
The human salivary peroxidase system (SPS) contributes in several ways to the maintenance of good oral health. The SPS is one of the non-immunoglobulin defense factors which regulate the quantity and species distribution of oral micro-organisms. The SPS also prevents toxic accumulations of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and it inactivates many carcinogenic and mutagenic compounds. The salivary glands secrete a peroxidase enzyme (salivary peroxidase) as well as the thiocyanate ion (SCN-, derived from… CONTINUE READING