This book covers current knowledge of the origins of various salivary compounds, their normal values, age dependency, relation to flow rate, diseases or hormonal status, and assay problems regarding human saliva. It discusses practical aspects of salivary analyses.
Table of Contents
1. Practical Aspects of Salivary Analyses 2. Salivary Secretion Rate, Buffer Capacity, and pH 3. Salivary Electrolytes 4. Salivary Glycoproteins 5. Statherin and the Acidic Proline-Rich Proteins 6. Salivary Histidine-Rich Proteins 7. Genetic Protein Polymorphisms of Human Saliva