Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Saliva and Salivary Diagnostics

Edited by Sridharan Gokul

Annamalai University

Salivary diagnostics have advanced exponentially in the past decade. Saliva collection is easy and non-invasive and allows for detecting a myriad of biomarkers, making it a promising diagnostic tool. Salivary analytes have been evaluated for their role as potential biomarkers in oral cancer, cancer of distant sites, dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral microbial infections, and autoimmune disorders, as well as in diagnosis of systemic diseases. This book presents a thorough knowledge of the functions and properties of saliva, its role in health and disease, and the diagnostic technologies available for the identification of saliva biomarkers.

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Saliva and Salivary DiagnosticsEdited by Sridharan Gokul

Published: October 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77735

ISBN: 978-1-78984-310-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-309-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-390-5

Copyright year: 2019

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588 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: Saliva - The Future of Disease Diagnostics

By Gokul Sridharan

27

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2. Functions of Saliva

By Narendra Maddu

33

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3. Salivary Diagnostics

By Varsha Pathiyil and Rahul Udayasankar

111

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4. Salivary Diagnostics in Oral Diseases

By Manohar Bhat and Devikripa Bhat

161

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5. Salivary Biomarkers to Assess Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Progression: Are We There Yet?

By Charles F. Streckfus

161

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6. Advantages of Salivary DNA in Human Identification

By Raluca Dumache, Veronica Ciocan, Camelia Muresan, Ramona Parvanescu and Alexandra Enache

96

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