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Article: Salivary immunoglobulin A levels in rapid and slow plaque formers: A pilot study

TitleSalivary immunoglobulin A levels in rapid and slow plaque formers: A pilot study
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Issue Date2001
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge, Faculty Press.
Citation
Microbios, 2001, v. 106 SUPPL. 2, p. 81-87 How to Cite?
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the salivary immunoglobulin A concentration in rapid and slow plaque formers. After 3 days of oral hygiene abstinence, 49 healthy volunteers were screened using the plaque index (PI) to assess their plaque formation rates. Five subjects with the highest, and five with the lowest mean PI were selected as rapid and slow plaque formers, respectively. Unstimulated whole saliva was collected from each of these ten subjects and the levels of salivary IgA assessed using a conventional ELISA technique. Reference curves for salivary IgA were established by testing serial dilutions of human IgA with known concentrations. When the differences between the two groups were compared, almost a twofold increase in the mean salivary IgA concentration in the slow (16 μg/ml ± 4) compared with the rapid (9 μg/ml ± 3) plaque formers was recorded (p <0.05). These findings, reported for the first time, imply that salivary IgA may play a crucial role in regulating the pioneer plaque development on enamel surfaces.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67216
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2003 Impact Factor: 0.631
2004 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.199
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dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAttström, Ren_HK
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMicrobios, 2001, v. 106 SUPPL. 2, p. 81-87en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the salivary immunoglobulin A concentration in rapid and slow plaque formers. After 3 days of oral hygiene abstinence, 49 healthy volunteers were screened using the plaque index (PI) to assess their plaque formation rates. Five subjects with the highest, and five with the lowest mean PI were selected as rapid and slow plaque formers, respectively. Unstimulated whole saliva was collected from each of these ten subjects and the levels of salivary IgA assessed using a conventional ELISA technique. Reference curves for salivary IgA were established by testing serial dilutions of human IgA with known concentrations. When the differences between the two groups were compared, almost a twofold increase in the mean salivary IgA concentration in the slow (16 μg/ml ± 4) compared with the rapid (9 μg/ml ± 3) plaque formers was recorded (p <0.05). These findings, reported for the first time, imply that salivary IgA may play a crucial role in regulating the pioneer plaque development on enamel surfaces.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Plaque - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Plaque Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshImmunoglobulin A, Secretory - metabolismen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSaliva - immunologyen_HK
dc.titleSalivary immunoglobulin A levels in rapid and slow plaque formers: A pilot studyen_HK
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