Oral Biology

Molecular Techniques and Applications

  • Gregory J. Seymour
  • Mary P. Cullinan
  • Nicholas C.K. Heng

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 666)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Saliva Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruce J. Baum, Janik Adriaansen, Ana P. Cotrim, Corinne M. Goldsmith, Paola Perez, Senrong Qi et al.
      Pages 3-20
    3. Viswanathan Palanisamy, David T. Wong
      Pages 43-51
  3. Oral Microbiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. José F. Siqueira Jr, Isabela N. Rôças
      Pages 55-69
    3. José A. Lemos, Jacqueline Abranches, Hyun Koo, Robert E. Marquis, Robert A. Burne
      Pages 87-102
    4. Richard D. Cannon, Karl M. Lyons, Kenneth Chong, Ann R. Holmes
      Pages 103-124
    5. Abdul Aziz, Dikesh Parmar, Andrew McNaughton, Geoffrey R. Tompkins
      Pages 141-150
    6. Fernanda Cristina Petersen, Anne Aamdal Scheie
      Pages 167-180
  4. Cells and Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Krzysztof Mrozik, Stan Gronthos, Songtao Shi, P. Mark Bartold
      Pages 269-284
    3. Yang-Jo Seol, Gaia Pellegrini, Lea M. Franco, Po-Chun Chang, Chan Ho Park, William V. Giannobile
      Pages 285-307
    4. Jonathan E. Mangum, Jew C. Kon, Michael J. Hubbard
      Pages 309-325
    5. Moritz Kebschull, Panos N. Papapanou
      Pages 385-393
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


With so many major advances over the past two decades coming through the application of molecular biology and nanotechnology, it is essential that dental research, education, and practice keep pace with the rapid progress of science. In Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications, expert researchers in the field have provided a selection of in depth methods and techniques optimized for particular applications, which can be readily adapted to particular organisms or areas of interest. Divided into three convenient sections, the book covers the study of saliva, as it is a rich source of biomolecules for study at the molecular level, which may lead to the identification of susceptibility to particular diseases, the study of the microbial inhabitants that share the oral cavity with us, as well as a range of protocols that facilitate assessment of the molecular behavior of oral cells and tissues in health and during disease progression. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Oral Biology: Molecular Techniques and Applications is an ideal resource not only to the new researcher but also to the seasoned laboratory veteran including cell biologists, microbiologists, and any researchers intent on delving into the vital world of oral biology.


Biofilm Bioinformatic analysis Dental diseases Dentistry Microarray Nanotechnology Oral cell biology Oral microbiota Saliva bioinformatics genome microbiology tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory J. Seymour
    • 1
  • Mary P. Cullinan
    • 2
  • Nicholas C.K. Heng
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral SciencesUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral SciencesUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  3. 3.Faculty of Dentistry, Sir John Walsh Research InstituteUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-819-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-820-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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