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Caries Vaccine

Caries Vaccine

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Published by Rajesh Kumar

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Published by: Rajesh Kumar on Dec 28, 2012
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Dental Caries
An update
Caries vaccines
The evidence of a specific bacterial cause of dental caries and the function of salivary glands asan effector site of the mucosal immune system hasprovided a scientific basis for developing avaccine against this highly prevalent and costlyoral disease.
Research for a safe and effective vaccine wasfacilitated by: progress in molecularbiology(cloning virulence factors of S.mutans), inmucosal immunology(sophisticated Ag deliverysystem,adjuvants stimulating IgA Ab response)
Evidence for S.Mutans as the major bacterial etiologic factor in human dentalcaries
It can almost always be isolated from plaque.
Most carious lesions have >10% S. Mutans.
Most non-infected areas are non-carious.
Longitudinal studies show S. Mutans precedesdevelopment of dental caries.There are studies showing that children who do notbecome infected in the first 3 years of life,appearto remain uninfected for several years, possiblyuntil a new opportunity for colonization occursupon eruption of the secondary dentition.

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