Special Issue "Saliva and Oral Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: oral medicine; oral disease; salivary gland
Saliva is a biological fluid of great interest with regard to its application in diagnosis and monitoring in many medical areas. As a result of its numerous advantages over other body fluids (obtaining samples is easy, noninvasive, and painless), the use of saliva for these purposes has grown greatly in the last decade.
As a diagnostic tool, saliva can provide important information on the oral and general health of patients. The great number of components contained in saliva may serve as biomarkers, making it possible to secure the early detection of diseases, among other applications. This expansion in the use of saliva has been accompanied by advances in salivaomics, including improved knowledge of saliva proteomics, transcriptomics, microRNA, metabolomics, and microbiomics.
Research has led to the validation of a broad range of biomarkers, with the development of increasingly reliable, sensitive, and specific protocols. The use of these advances must be carefully assessed in relation to the standardization of analytical and preanalytical variables, such as sampling and storage methods, the circadian variability of analytes, sample recovery, prevention of sample contamination, and the analytical procedures used.
Saliva-based diagnosis has a promising future in the control of oral and general health, with applications such as personalized medical care, including clinical decisions and the prediction of post-treatment outcomes.
Prof. Pia Lopez-Jornet
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- oral medicine
- oral disease
- salivary gland dysfunction
- potentially malignant oral disorders