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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 168765, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/168765
Research Article

Multimolecular Salivary Mucin Complex Is Altered in Saliva of Cigarette Smokers: Detection of Disulfide Bridges by Raman Spectroscopy

1Department of Functional Biology, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka 238-8580, Japan
2Department of Maxillofacial Diagnostic Science, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka 238-8580, Japan
3Department of Oral Medicine, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka 238-8580, Japan
4Department of Dental Sociology, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka 238-8580, Japan
5Yokohama Training Center, Kanagawa Dental College, 3-31-6 Turuyacho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama 221-0835, Japan
6Department of Pathology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Yokohama 230-8501, Japan
7Clinical Laboratory, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka 238-8580, Japan

Received 24 April 2012; Revised 1 July 2012; Accepted 23 July 2012

Academic Editor: Y. James Kang

Copyright © 2013 Motoe Taniguchi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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