Special Issue "Human Saliva as a Source of Biomarkers for Oral Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: NMR; circular dichroism of proteins and peptides; protein and peptide structure; structural biology; metabolomics clinical applications; blood storage and transfusion
Interests: Salivary Biomarkers; Salivary glands; Laser Therapy; Oral pigmented lesions; Potential malignant diseases
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In the past 10 years, we faced a tremendous surge in studies on salivary biomarkers, including gene transcripts, proteins, and metabolites. The use of “omics” sciences to study saliva has led to the definition of a new field of oral sciences: “salivomics”. The focus is to interpret the molecular content of each type of saliva in view of the physiological and pathological processes occurring in salivary glands, oral cavity, and the whole body.
The identification of specific salivary molecules associated with physiological or pathological states has promoted the development of novel and non-invasive diagnostic tools for oral health evaluation and biomarker identification.
Topics of the present Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Salivary biomarkers for dental and periodontal diagnosis
- Salivary biomarkers and oral mucosal diseases
- Salivary biomarkers and salivary gland diseases
- Salivary biomarkers and jawbones diseases
The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the state-of the-art of the multifaceted aspects of saliva. Thus, we invite scientists to send original research articles as well as review articles to further stimulate the efforts necessary to comprehend the heterogeneity of the molecules present in saliva, the biochemical mechanisms they reflect, and the diagnostic potentiality they hide.
Prof. Dr. Alberto Spisni
Prof. Dr. Marco Meleti
Prof. Dr. Thelma Pertinhez
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- saliva subtype composition