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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:40

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The purpose of the present study was to examine the in vitro responses of ERM cells under the combination of centrifugal and compression forces, in terms of their expression of HSP70 mRNA.

    Authors: Hideki Kogai, Kei Nakajima, Tungalag Ser-Od, Akram Al-Wahabi, Kenichi Matsuzaka, Taneaki Nakagawa and Takashi Inoue

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:22

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) is a transcription factor regulating proliferation-differentiation balance of epithelium, and down-regulated in less-differentiated and advanced oral carcinomas. Although the expre...

    Authors: Ayumi Yamaguchi, Karen Kuroyama, Ayana Tokura, Atsushi Saito, Huhga Arikawa, Takahisa Hasebe, Dai Usui, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Tadashige Chiba and Kazushi Imai

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:13

    Content type: Research article

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  11. A number of pathogens can cause severe destruction of the periodontal apparatus during the course of periodontitis. The aim of this work was the development of a diagnostic device for the use at the point-of-n...

    Authors: Cornelia Gaertig, Katja Niemann, Jana Berthold, Lisa Giel, Nadine Leitschuh, Christoph Boehm, Liudmila Roussak, Katja Vetter and Dirk Kuhlmeier

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:165

    Content type: Technical advance

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  12. Previous cross-sectional studies have suggested that the mode of delivery can influence the composition of oral microflora. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the salivary colonization in vaginal...

    Authors: Katarina Boustedt, Josefine Roswall, Gunnar Dahlén, Jovanna Dahlgren and Svante Twetman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:155

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Gingival epithelial cells are the major population of the gingival tissue, acting as the front-line defense against microbial intrusion and regulating the homeostasis of the periodontal tissue in health and di...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Peng Wang, Zhonghao Liu, Pishan Yang and Ping Ye

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:133

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is the primary etiological agent of dental caries. Sortase is a transpeptidase that anchors several surface proteins to the S. mutans cell wall and has been shown to play a major ...

    Authors: Li Xia Yu, Ye Tao, Rong Min Qiu, Yan Zhou, Qing Hui Zhi and Huan Cai Lin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:54

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Given the high prevalence of oral candidiasis and the restricted number of antifungal agents available to control infection, this study investigated the in vitro antifungal activity of alcohol vinegar on Candida ...

    Authors: Ricardo Dias de Castro, Ana Carolina Loureiro Gama Mota, Edeltrudes de Oliveira Lima, André Ulisses Dantas Batista, Julyana de Araújo Oliveira and Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:52

    Content type: Research article

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  16. During a research project on fungal Candida species in patients wearing obturator treated with radiotherapy for their recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma, we serendipitously observed the presence of black fungus i...

    Authors: Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne, Phoenix HL Fong, Sarah SW Wong and Victor HF Lee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:39

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Aggressive periodontitis (AgP) is one of the most severe forms of periodontal diseases. In Morocco, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans has been strongly associated with AgP, however limited knowledge is availa...

    Authors: Hanane Chahboun, Maria Minguez Arnau, David Herrera, Mariano Sanz and Oum Keltoum Ennibi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:25

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Probiotic supplementation can reduce mutans streptococci (MS) numbers. One of its proposed mechanisms is immunomodulation. Salivary human neutrophil peptide 1–3 (HNP1-3) levels have previously been demonstrate...

    Authors: Onnida Wattanarat, Anupong Makeudom, Thanapat Sastraruji, Supatcharin Piwat, Sukanya Tianviwat, Rawee Teanpaisan and Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:19

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Porphyromonas gingivalis has been implicated as a major pathogen in the development and progression of chronic periodontitis. P. gingivalis biofilm formation in the subgingival crevice plays an important role in ...

    Authors: Satosu Onozawa, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Kazuko Shibayama, Eitoyo Kokubu, Masaaki Nakayama, Tetsuyoshi Inoue, Keisuke Nakano, Yukinaga Shibata, Naoya Ohara, Koji Nakayama, Kazuyuki Ishihara, Toshiyuki Kawakami and Hiromasa Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:4

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To investigate the microbial composition of biofilms at inflamed peri-implant and periodontal tissues in the same subject, using 16S rRNA sequencing.

    Authors: Simone Schaumann, Ingmar Staufenbiel, Ralph Scherer, Markus Schilhabel, Andreas Winkel, Sascha Nico Stumpp, Jörg Eberhard and Meike Stiesch

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:157

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Mutans streptococci (MS) are closely related to the development of dental caries and are usually established in the oral cavity during early childhood. The aim of the study was to identify factors associated w...

    Authors: Ann Ingemansson Hultquist, Peter Lingström and Mats Bågesund

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:147

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To determine the antibacterial effect of photodynamic Therapy on Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) biofilms in experimentally infected human root canals in primary infections and endodontic retreatments.

    Authors: Christian Tennert, Katharina Feldmann, Edwina Haamann, Ali Al-Ahmad, Marie Follo, Karl-Thomas Wrbas, Elmar Hellwig and Markus J Altenburger

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:132

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The sand flea Tunga penetrans usually infects the feet and affects primary school-age children and elderly persons in rural Uganda. Tungiasis occurs nationwide but disease outbreaks have been reported in the Buso...

    Authors: Elizabeth Sentongo and Henry Wabinga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:112

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Recently, the dental literature has focused mainly on the microbial colonization of healthy full-term infants and their mothers or caretakers. However, oral microbial acquisition by premature infants has not b...

    Authors: Vlasta Merglova, Romana Koberova-Ivancakova, Zdenek Broukal and Jiri Dort

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:109

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The objective of this study is to assess the index of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMF-T), habit of brushing teeth, and the microbiological agents accumulating on the children’s toothbrushes for 4 weeks ...

    Authors: Tahsin Celepkolu, İsmet Rezani Toptancı, Pakize Gamze Erten Bucaktepe, Velat Sen, Mehmet Sinan Dogan, Veysel Kars, Hamza Aslanhan, Ilknur Aslan, Tuba Dal, Ismail Yıldız and Yılmaz Palancı

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:94

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  26. Porphyromonas gingivalis has been shown to invade osteoblasts and inhibit their differentiation and mineralization in vitro. However, it is unclear if P. gingivalis can invade osteoblasts in vivo and how this wo...

    Authors: Wenjian Zhang, Jun Ju, Todd Rigney and Gena Tribble

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:89

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Inflammation within the oral cavity occurs due to dysregulation between microbial biofilms and the host response. Understanding how different oral hygiene products influence inflammatory properties is importan...

    Authors: Emma Millhouse, Anto Jose, Leighann Sherry, David F Lappin, Nisha Patel, Andrew M Middleton, Jonathan Pratten, Shauna Culshaw and Gordon Ramage

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:80

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (A.actinomycetemcomitans) is an important periodontal pathogen that can participate in periodontitis and other non-oral infections. The cytolethal distending toxin (Cdt) is ...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Wang, Lu Li, Mifang Yang, Ying Geng, Huiping Chen, Yan Xu and Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:37

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Honey has been discussed as a therapeutic option in wound healing since ancient time. It might be also an alternative to the commonly used antimicrobials in periodontitis treatment. The in-vitro study was aime...

    Authors: Sigrun Eick, Gesine Schäfer, Jakub Kwieciński, Julia Atrott, Thomas Henle and Wolfgang Pfister

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:24

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  30. Candida albicans is a diploid yeast that in some circumstances may cause oral or oropharyngeal infections. This investigation aimed to study the prevalence of Candida spp. and to analyze the ABC genotypes of 76 ...

    Authors: Walicyranison Plinio da Silva-Rocha, Vitor Luiz de Brito Lemos, Terezinha Inês Estivalet Svidizisnki, Eveline Pipolo Milan and Guilherme Maranhão Chaves

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:20

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  31. The isolation frequency and susceptibility to antifungal agents of oral Candida isolates from patients with oral candidiasis (OC) were compared between studies conducted in 2006–2007 and 2012–2013.

    Authors: Yoshiaki Kamikawa, Youichirou Mori, Tomohiro Nagayama, Junichi Fujisaki, Daisuke Hirabayashi, Ryoichi Sakamoto, Tomofumi Hamada and Kazumasa Sugihara

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Subgingival microbial profile associated with periodontitis has been reported to significantly differ by geographical location. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between a panel of putati...

    Authors: Nezar N Al-hebshi, Hussein M Shuga-Aldin, Ali K Al-Sharabi and Ibrahim Ghandour

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:13

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Findings from animal and human studies have indicated that an oily calcium hydroxide suspension (OCHS) may improve early wound healing in the treatment of periodontitis. Calcium hydroxide as the main component...

    Authors: Sigrun Eick, Tatjana Strugar, Richard J Miron and Anton Sculean

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:9

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  34. The effects of tongue cleaning on reconstruction of bacterial flora in dental plaque and tongue coating itself are obscure. We assessed changes in the amounts of total bacteria as well as Fusobacterium nucleatum ...

    Authors: Miki Matsui, Naoyuki Chosa, Yu Shimoyama, Kentaro Minami, Shigenobu Kimura and Mitsuo Kishi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:4

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  35. There is confusion over the definition of the term “viability state(s)” of microorganisms. “Viability staining” or “vital staining techniques” are used to distinguish live from dead bacteria. These stainings, ...

    Authors: Lutz Netuschil, Thorsten M Auschill, Anton Sculean and Nicole B Arweiler

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:2

    Content type: Debate

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  36. The immunosuppresion in HIV patients makes them highly susceptible to microbial infections. The aim of the study was to establish whether HIV stage (as depicted by CD4+ T lymphocyte counts) could independently...

    Authors: Cathy Nisha John, Lawrence Xavier Stephen and Charlene Wilma Joyce Africa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:69

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Recent studies suggest that tonsilloliths are clinically related to halitosis and tonsillar abscess. Based on our empirical knowledge, tonsilloliths are relatively commonly encountered in daily clinical practi...

    Authors: Masafumi Oda, Shinji Kito, Tatsurou Tanaka, Ikuko Nishida, Shuji Awano, Yuko Fujita, Katsura Saeki, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Manabu Habu, Shinya Kokuryo, Masaaki Kodama, Takeshi Kaneuji, Daigo Yoshiga, Ikuya Miyamoto, Shun Nishimura…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:54

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Evidence in imaging studies suggests that there may be differences in glandular involvement in Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) depending on the stage of the disease. No detailed histological studies are available to s...

    Authors: Jingxiu Xuan, Long Shen, Kishore Malyavantham, Oleh Pankewycz, Julian L Ambrus Jr and Lakshmanan Suresh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:51

    Content type: Research article

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  39. A number of oral diseases, including periodontitis, derive from microbial biofilms and are associated with increased antimicrobial resistance. Despite the widespread use of mouthwashes being used as adjunctive...

    Authors: Leighann Sherry, Emma Millhouse, David F Lappin, Colin Murray, Shauna Culshaw, Christopher J Nile and Gordon Ramage

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:47

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Mucosal surfaces are coated with layers of mucus gel that protect the underlying tissues and promote colonization by members of the commensal microflora. Lactobacillus fermentum is a common inhabitant of the oral...

    Authors: Claes Wickström, Luis Chávez de Paz, Julia R Davies and Gunnel Svensäter

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:43

    Content type: Research article

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