Special Issue "Saliva Proteomics for Biomedicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 9600
Interests: proteomics; posttranslational modification; signal transduction; cancer; rheumatic disease; diabetes; biomarkers
Interests: proteomics and biomarkers; endocrine diseases; cancer; proteomics and nutraceuticals
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Special Issue in Life: Comparative Proteomic Approaches and Their Application
Interests: proteomics; posttranslational modification; cancer; biomarker; capillary electrophoresis; mass spectrometry
Saliva is a biofluid that contains a mixture of proteins (e.g., enzymes, immunoglobulins), small organic compounds, and electrolytes; its importance of its role in the health of the oral cavity is well-known.
Saliva contains a number of biomolecules considered to be omics constituents that reflect physiological and biochemical processes and nutritional or pathological status.
Saliva represents an easy-to-obtain sample that can be procured in a noninvasive, simple, safe, and stress-free procedure. Further advantages include the ease of handling and storage and the fact that such sampling can be applied to large groups of subjects. For these reasons, saliva receives attention as an interesting biological specimen with practical and physiological advantages over blood and other biological fluids, in particular for infants and children.
Saliva proteomics offers to define the entire protein complex of saliva, along with protein expression, modifications, and interactions, both in physiological and pathological conditions. One objective of saliva proteomics is to identify putative biomarkers for improving the diagnosis and the efficacy of treatment of different diseases.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original and review articles on all aspects of research on saliva proteomics, from basic research to biomedical applications. Such research may support clinical decision-making.
Prof. Antonio Lucacchini
Dr. Laura Giusti
Dr. Claudia Desiderio
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- saliva diagnostics
- autoimmune diseases
- oral disease
- CNS disorders
- psychological stress
- post-translational modifications
- salivary microbiome
- nonhuman saliva