Adsorption of salivary proteins onto prosthetic titanium components

David Kohavi, Avigdor Klinger, Doron Steinberg, Michael N. Sela

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Abstract

In vivo adsorption of salivary proteins onto prosthetic titanium components was analyzed after exposure of titanium abutments to the oral environment for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. Gel electrophoresis and Western immunoblotting were used to separate and identify the proteins, which were mainly α-amylase and serum albumin. Selective adsorption of proteins enables attachment of specific oral bacteria and thus may alter the composition of the dental plaque formed on titanium surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

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