Specific assays for peroxidases in human saliva.

  title={Specific assays for peroxidases in human saliva.},
  author={Britta M{\aa}nsson-Rahemtulla and D C Baldone and K M Pruitt and Firoz G Rahemtulla},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  volume={31 10},
The peroxidase activity in human whole saliva is due to salivary peroxidase and, in some cases, myeloperoxidase; it is usually determined by spectrophotometric methods based on the rate of oxidation of chromogen substrates. Thiocyanate ion, a normal component of saliva, interferes with these kinetic assays by competing with the chromogen for the available oxidizing equivalents; this results in underestimation of peroxidase activity. Both salivary peroxidase and myeloperoxidase will catalyse the… CONTINUE READING
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