Table 2: Changes of salivary function and components in patients with psoriasis.

DiseaseSalivary changeEffect

Psoriasis↓[25]
CRP↑[25]
Haptoglobin↑[25]
K+↑[26]
sAA↑[26]
TNF-α↑[27]
TGF-β1↑[27]
MCP-1↑[27]
IL-1β↑[27, 28]

> 10; sAA: alpha amylase; K+: potassium; CRP: C-reactive protein; TNF: tumor necrosis factor; TGF: transforming growth factor; MCP: monocyte chemoattractant protein; IL: interleukin.