The major lipid components in the saliva of both low and high calculus-formers were free fatty acids, triglycerides, cholesterol, cholesterol esters, and neutral and sulphated glyceroglucolipids. The heavy calculus-formers exhibited an elevated level of free fatty acids, cholesterol esters and glyceroglucolipids. The lipid extracts of saliva from the light calculusformers were considerably richer in triglycerides and free cholesterol.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cell Biology