Advances in Salivary Diagnostics

  • Charles F. Streckfus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Shalizeh A. Patel, Juliana A. Barros
    Pages 1-16
  3. Kalu U. E. Ogbureke, Ezinne I. Ogbureke
    Pages 17-31
  4. Paul Desmond Slowey
    Pages 33-61
  5. Marta Alexandra Mendonça Nóbrega Cova, Massimo Castagnola, Irene Messana, Tiziana Cabras, Rita Maria Pinho Ferreira, Francisco Manuel Lemos Amado et al.
    Pages 63-82
  6. Jennifer E. Kerr, Gena D. Tribble
    Pages 83-119
  7. Shane V. Caswell, Nelson Cortes, Kelsey Mitchell, Lance Liotta, Emanuel F. Petricoin
    Pages 121-129
  8. Xi Zhang, Arutha Kulasinghe, Rafid Shahriyar Karim, Chamindie Punyadeera
    Pages 131-156
  9. Daniel A. Harrington, Mariane Martinez, Danielle Wu, Swati Pradhan-Bhatt, Mary C. Farach-Carson
    Pages 157-185
  10. Charles F. Streckfus, Lenora Bigler, Courtney Edwards, Cynthia Guajardo-Streckfus, Steven A. Bigler
    Pages 187-198
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


This book reviews the progress made in salivary diagnostics and identifies the likely direction of future endeavors. After an introductory section describing the histological and anatomical features of the salivary glands and salivary function, salivary collection devices and diagnostic platforms are reviewed. The field of “salivaomics” is then considered in detail, covering, for example, proteomics, the peptidome, DNA and RNA analysis, biomarkers, and methods for biomarker discovery. Salivary diagnostics for oral and systemic diseases are thoroughly discussed, and the role of salivary gland tissue engineering for future diagnostics is explored. The book closes by considering legal issues and barriers to salivary diagnostic development. Advances in Salivary Diagnostics will be an informative and stimulating reference for both practitioners and students.


Biomarkers Diagnostic Platforms Salivaomics Salivary Collection Salivary Glands Salivary Secretion

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles F. Streckfus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and BiomedicalUniversity of Texas School of Dentistry at HoustonHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45398-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45399-5
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