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BMC Oral Health

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. Content type: Research article

    The VicRK two-component signalling system regulates virulence and cariogenicity in Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans). The purpose of this study was to explore the genetic polymorphisms of the vicR and vicK genes, ...

    Authors: Pei Lin Zhuang, Li Xia Yu, Juan Kun Liao, Yan Zhou and Huan Cai Lin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:39

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    The purpose of this study was to clarify the species of Candida that are important for the development of atrophic glossitis in xerostomia patients.

    Authors: Sachika Nakamura, Mariko R. Okamoto, Ken Yamamoto, Akihisa Tsurumoto, Yoko Yoshino, Hiroshi Iwabuchi, Ichiro Saito, Nobuko Maeda and Yoichi Nakagawa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:153

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Ultraviolet (UV) light is used for phototherapy in dermatology, and UVB light (around 310 nm) is effective for treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. In addition, it is known that UVC light (around 265 ...

    Authors: Ayuko Takada, Kenji Matsushita, Satoru Horioka, Yasushi Furuichi and Yasunori Sumi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:96

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Orthodontic treatment was found to have an impact on the quantity and constitution of subgingival microbiota. However, contradictory findings regarding the effects of fixed appliances on microbial changes were...

    Authors: Runzhi Guo, Yifan Lin, Yunfei Zheng and Weiran Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:90

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:89

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Alveolar osteitis is a very painful and distressing condition for a patient who has recently undergone a tooth extraction and has led dental professionals to search for preventive measures. The aim of this met...

    Authors: Amare Teshome

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:82

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:67

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:51

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To compare the oral microflora in preschool children attending a fluoride varnish program with a reference group receiving a standard oral health program without fluoride varnish applications. A second aim was...

    Authors: Maria Anderson, Margaret Grindefjord, Göran Dahllöf, Gunnar Dahlén and Svante Twetman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:130

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Malocclusion is a common disease of oral and maxillofacial region. The study was aimed to investigate levels changes of periodontal pathogens in malocclusion patients before, during and after orthodontic treat...

    Authors: Li Guo, Ying Feng, Hong-Gang Guo, Bo-Wen Liu and Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:112

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The involvement of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1), which converts inactive glucocorticoids into active glucocorticoids intracellularly, in metabolic diseases and chronic inflammatory diseas...

    Authors: Takaya Nakata, Makoto Umeda, Hiroaki Masuzaki and Hirofumi Sawai

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:108

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:101

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

  13. Content type: Research article

    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).

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:72

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The production of chemokines by tissue resident cells during inflammation is considered one of the main mechanisms involved in the formation of inflammatory infiltrates. Fibroblasts are the main resident cell ...

    Authors: Jiang Sun, Eiji Nemoto, Guang Hong and Keiichi Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:26

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:23

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:18

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Whole saliva provokes a substantial pro-inflammatory response in gingival fibroblasts. This raises the question whether the salivary pellet, which is used for diagnostic purposes, also has a pro-inflammatory c...

    Authors: Heinz-Dieter H-D. Müller, Barbara B. Cvikl, Adrian A. Lussi and Reinhard R. Gruber

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:15

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    1.667 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.079 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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