Chitosan in Dentistry
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While the proposed uses of chitosan in medicine are numerous (1 – 7), no applications in dentistry have been reported so far. This might be due to the characteristics of the oral cavity, where various bacteria are constantly present and where lysozyme, a chitin degrading enzyme, occurs in the salivary secretion.
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- Chitosan in Dentistry
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- Chitin in Nature and Technology
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- Section VI
- pp 507-512
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- 1. University of Ancona
- 2. University of Liège
- 3. University of Aberdeen
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- 4. Faculty of Medicine, University of Ancona, I-60100, Ancona, Italy
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