Salivary lipids in caries resistant individuals

V. L.N. Murty, B. L. Slomiany, E. Zdebska

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalIRCS Medical Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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