34 Challenges in Salivary Diagnostics

Thursday, March 22, 2012: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Session Type: Symposium
1.5 CE hours
Theme: My research does not fit any of these themes.
Sponsored by: Salivary Research
Description: Recently there has been a striking increase in published studies using salivary proteins and other oral biomarkers for diagnostic purposes.  This symposium will discuss the issues with saliva collection and storage, proteomic analyses, and the growing interest and availability of commercial tests for salivary biomarkers.  The agenda is to provide an overview of the field of oral-based diagnostics and to discuss the challenges to investigators in working with saliva including issues of collection, standardization, storage of samples, quantitation of biomarkers, and proteomic methods that are appropriate for this fluid.  Since the collection of saliva varies with the time of day and the method of collection, it is not sufficient to use simply take methods developed for serum or urine and apply them directly to analysis of saliva.
Learning Objectives:
standardization of saliva diagnostic procedures
discussion about challenges on salivary diagnostics
relationship between proteome and saliva biology
Challenges Associated with Saliva Collection
M. NAVAZESH, University of Southern California, Santa Monica, CA
Proteomics of Proteins Processed in the Oral Cavity
E. HELMERHORST, Dept. of Periodontology & Oral Biol, Boston University, Boston, MA
See more of: Symposium