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Nitric oxide modulates levels of salivary Lactobacilli.
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PMID:  23351217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective. Nitric Oxide (NO) is one of the most powerful antibacterial compounds. The aim of this study was to determine the association between salivary NO, dental caries and cariogenic bacteria. Materials and methods. The salivary NO concentration of 257 Korean children was analyzed by the Griess colorimetric reaction method. Salivary mutans streptococci (MS) and Lactobacilli (LB) were counted using the Dentocult MS and Dentocult LB kit, respectively. Dental caries status was examined using the WHO criteria. Confounders were age, gender, salivary flow rate and salivary buffer capacity. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to evaluate the association among NO, salivary MS level, salivary LB level and dental caries status after adjusting for the effects of confounders. Results. A significant decrease was found in salivary NO levels as the salivary LB count increased after controlling for confounders (p = 0.049). However, the MS level, caries experience and active caries status showed no significant association. Conclusion. This result indicates that NO production might be a host defense mechanism against the growth of cariogenic bacteria.
Dong-Hun Han; Min-Ji Kim; Eun-Joo Jun; Jin-Bom Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta odontologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-3850     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Odontol. Scand.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370344     Medline TA:  Acta Odontol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
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