Title: 3258 - Total Protein Concentration Versus Saliva Buffer Capacity
Barbara Tymczyna-Borowicz (Presenter)
Medical University of Lublin
Marta Nakonieczna-Rudnicka, Medical University of Lublin
Teresa Bachanek, Medical University of Lublin
Objectives: Proteins in the saliva influence saliva differential properties. Saliva contains, among others, glycoproteins, proline-rich proteins, histidine-rich proteins and enzymesAnalysis of the total protein concentration in the saliva in relation to the value and buffer capacity of the saliva.
Methods: The studies were conducted in the group of 116 people aged 20-54, who reported for treatment at the Chair and Department of Conservative Dentistry with Endodontics in Lublin. Protein concentration was performed with the use of Bradford method (Bradford reagent, cat. No B-6916Sigma). Saliva buffer capacity assessment was performed with the use of CRT buffer test (IvoclarVivadent, Liechtenstein). Statistical analysis was conducted with the use of Mann – Whitney test. Statistically essential were test values of p<0.05.
Results: The mean value of total protein concentration for the saliva with medium buffer capacity was 0.69 g/L (Median 0.70 g/L), with high buffer capacity 0.52 g/L(Median 0.40 g/L), with low buffer capacity 0.67 g/L (Median 0.58 g/L).
In the studied group the mean value of the total protein concentration was 0.59 g/L(Median 0.48 g/L). No essential differences were stated in the mean total concentration of protein in the saliva in relation to differential value of the saliva buffer capacity (Z = 1.80, p>0.05).
Conclusions: Total protein concentration in the saliva and saliva buffer capacity do not reveal any correlations. Further studies are recommended.
The submitter must disclose the names of the organizations with which any author have a relationship, the nature of the relationship, and the clinical or research area involved. The following is submitted: NONE
Group Authors: Marta Nakonieczna-Rudnicka, Teresa Bachanek