Oral microbiology

Section edited by Hidenobu Senpuku

This section seeks to publish research into the pathology of oral diseases of a biological origin

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  1. Research article

    The effect of chlormadinone acetate on odontogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells: in vitro study

    Chlormadinone acetate (CMA) is a derivative of progesterone and is used as an oral contraceptive. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of CMA on odontogenic differentiation and mineralization o...

    Se-Min Kim, Bin-Na Lee, Jeong-Tae Koh, Hoon-Sang Chang, In-Nam Hwang, Won-Mann Oh, Kyung-San Min and Yun-Chan Hwang

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:89

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  2. Research article

    The investigation of Helicobacter pylori in the dental biofilm and saliva samples of children with dyspeptic complaints

    The oral cavity can be an extra-gastric reservoir for Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori). This can play a role in the pathogenesis of halitosis, glossitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, and dental caries. The presen...

    Damla Aksit Bıcak, Serap Akyuz, Binnur Kıratlı, Merve Usta, Nafiye Urganci, Burcin Alev, Aysen Yarat and Fikrettin Sahin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:67

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Prevalence of Candida albicans and non-albicans on the tongue dorsa of elderly people living in a post-disaster area: a cross-sectional survey

    Candida species are normal commensal organisms of the mouth. However, they can cause oral mucosal and severe systemic infections in persons with reduced immune function, which is commo...

    Toshiro Sato, Mitsuo Kishi, Miki Suda, Kiyomi Sakata, Haruki Shimoda, Hiroyuki Miura, Akira Ogawa and Seiichiro Kobayashi

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:51

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  4. Research article

    RETRACTED ARTICLE: Human cathelicidin LL-37 enhance the antibiofilm effect of EGCG on Streptococcus mutans

    Streptococcus mutans forms biofilms as a resistance mechanism against antimicrobial agents in the human oral cavity. We recently showed that human cathelicidin LL-37 exhibits inhibitor...

    Yi-jie Guo, Bo Zhang, Xue-song Feng, Hui-xun Ren and Ji-ru Xu

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:101

    Published on: 22 September 2016

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2017 17:102

  5. Research article

    Oral behavior, dental, periodontal and microbiological findings in patients undergoing hemodialysis and after kidney transplantation

    Aim of this single center cross-sectional study was to investigate oral behavior, dental, periodontal and microbiological findings in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) and after kidney transplantation (KT).

    Gerhard Schmalz, Anne Kauffels, Otto Kollmar, Jan E. Slotta, Radovan Vasko, Gerhard A. Müller, Rainer Haak and Dirk Ziebolz

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:72

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  6. Research article

    Resting salivary flow independently associated with oral malodor

    Dryness of the oral cavity is considered one cause of oral malodor. However, it is unclear which of the factors regulating the wetness of the oral cavity are involved in oral malodor development. This study in...

    N. Suzuki, A. Fujimoto, M. Yoneda, T. Watanabe, T. Hirofuji and T. Hanioka

    BMC Oral Health 2016 17:23

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  7. Research article

    Characterization of a potential ABC-type bacteriocin exporter protein from Treponema denticola

    Treponema denticola is strongly associated with the development of periodontal disease. Both synergistic and antagonistic effects are observed among bacterial species in the process of biofilm formation. Bacterio...

    Kimiko Tanaka-Kumazawa, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Yumiko Sano-Kokubun, Seikou Shintani, Masashi Yakushiji, Howard K. Kuramitsu and Kazuyuki Ishihara

    BMC Oral Health 2016 17:18

    Published on: 16 July 2016

  8. Research article

    Cleansing effect of acidic L-arginine on human oral biofilm

    Dental plaque formed on tooth surfaces is a complex ecosystem composed of diverse oral bacteria and salivary components. Accumulation of dental plaque is a risk factor for dental caries and periodontal disease...

    Ayano Tada, Haruyuki Nakayama-Imaohji, Hisashi Yamasaki, Khaleque Hasibul, Saori Yoneda, Keiko Uchida, Hirofumi Nariya, Motoo Suzuki, Minoru Miyake and Tomomi Kuwahara

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:40

    Published on: 22 March 2016

  9. Research article

    Palatal fibroblasts reduce osteoclastogenesis in murine bone marrow cultures

    Preclinical studies support the assumption that connective tissue grafts preserve the alveolar bone from resorption; the underlying cellular mechanisms, however, remain unknown. The cellular mechanisms may be ...

    Victoria Voisin, Jordi Caballé-Serrano, Anton Sculean and Reinhard Gruber

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:34

    Published on: 17 March 2016

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