Chitosan in Dentistry

  • P. L. Sapelli
  • V. Baldassarre
  • R. A. A. Muzzarelli
  • M. Emanuelli

Abstract

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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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Sapelli
    • 1
  • V. Baldassarre
    • 1
  • R. A. A. Muzzarelli
    • 1
  • M. Emanuelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of AnconaAnconaItaly

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