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Diagnostics 2016, 6(4), 45;

Oral Biofluid Biomarker Research: Current Status and Emerging Frontiers

School of Dentistry, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Academic Editor: Andreas Kjaer
Received: 4 October 2016 / Revised: 15 November 2016 / Accepted: 7 December 2016 / Published: 17 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Fluid-Based Molecular Diagnostics)
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Salivary diagnostics is a rapidly advancing field that offers clinicians and patients the potential of rapid, noninvasive diagnostics with excellent accuracy. In order for the complete realization of the potential of saliva, however, extensive profiling of constituents must be conducted and diagnostic biomarkers must be thoroughly validated. This article briefly overviews the process of conducting a study of salivary biomarkers in a patient cohort and highlights the studies that have been conducted on different classes of molecules in the saliva. Emerging frontiers in salivary diagnostics research that may significantly advance the field will also be highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: salivary diagnostics; noninvasive; biomarkers salivary diagnostics; noninvasive; biomarkers

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Wang, A.; Wang, C.P.; Tu, M.; Wong, D.T. Oral Biofluid Biomarker Research: Current Status and Emerging Frontiers. Diagnostics 2016, 6, 45.

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