Yakubov, Gleb E. (2014). Lubrication. In Antoon J. M. Ligtenberg and Enno C. I. Veerman (Ed.), Saliva: secretion and functions (pp. 71-87) Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi:10.1159/000358790

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Author Yakubov, Gleb E.
Title of chapter Lubrication
Title of book Saliva: secretion and functions
Place of Publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher S. Karger AG
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1159/000358790
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2014
Series Monographs in Oral Science
ISBN 9783318025958
ISSN 0077-0892
Editor Antoon J. M. Ligtenberg
Enno C. I. Veerman
Volume number 24
Chapter number 7
Start page 71
End page 87
Total pages 17
Total chapters 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Saliva is capable of decreasing friction force by at least 2 orders of magnitude when in between hydrophobic surfaces. This ability to lubricate is key to oral health, food processing and taste perception. In this paper different mechanisms of saliva lubrication are reviewed, and their interconnection is demonstrated using a simple physical framework. The current understanding of the roles of the molecular structure and physicochemical properties of major salivary proteins and protein complexes on lubrication is summarised and critically evaluated.
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Institutional Status UQ

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