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IP International Journal of Aesthetic and Health Rejuvenation

Biochemistry in oral cavity

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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Anjana Goyal,Sumit Bhateja*,Reena Doomra,Aarushi Jain

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : XXXX


Article First Page : 3

Article End Page : 7


Saliva is a unique and complex oral fluid both in sources and composition. More than 2300 proteins and peptides are present in human saliva. Saliva testing, a non-invasive alternative to serum testing may be an effective modality for diagnosis and prognosis prediction of various diseases, as well as monitoring post therapy status by measuring specific salivary macromolecules, examining proteomic and genomic targets such as enzymes, cytokines, growth factors, metalloproteinases, DNA transcripts employing highly sensitive new tools and technologies.

Keyword: Biomarkers, Oral cavity, Periodontitis.