Transformation of Nitrite and Nitric Oxide Produced by Oral Bacteria to Reactive Nitrogen Oxide Species in the Oral Cavity

Nitrate and nitrite are present in the human oral cavity. The main origin of these components is nitrate that is contained in leafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach (Tamme et al., 2006). Ingested nitrate is absorbed into human body by the intestine, and part of the absorbed nitrate is secreted into the oral cavity as a component of saliva. In the oral… CONTINUE READING

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