Efficacy of enzymatic mouth rinses for immobilisation of protective enzymes in the in situ pellicle

A number of six healthy subjects carried bovine enamel slabs fixed on individual upper jaw splints for pellicle formation in situ

C. Hannig

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • A number of six healthy subjects carried bovine enamel slabs fixed on individual upper jaw splints for pellicle formation in situ
  • Separate experiments were performed for the different enzymes and mouth rinses, respectively
  • None of the investigated rinses had any significant impact on the activities of lysozyme, peroxidase and glucoseoxidase detectable in the in situ pellicle or in the saliva
  • Despite the fact that both products should contain lactoperoxidase activity according to manufacturers’ instructions, no peroxidase activity was measurable in the pure mouth rinses
  • With the tested enzymatic mouth rinses targeted accumulation and immobilisation of protective enzymes in the in situ pellicle did not seem possible

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