The lipid content and composition of parotid and submandibular saliva from caries-resistant individuals was compared with that of caries-susceptible subjects. The parotid and submandibular saliva of caries-resistant subjects was found to contain 37% and 35% less lipids/100 saliva than that of caries-susceptible group. Although, both types of samples exhibited a similar lipid spectrum, the content of neutral lipids and phospholipids was significantly lower in the caries-resistant group. The data suggest a relationship between the level of lipids in salivary secretions and resistance to caries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||IRCS Medical Science|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)