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Disease Markers
Volume 2015, Article ID 128653, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/128653
Research Article

α-2-Macroglobulin in Saliva Is Associated with Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

1Departamento de Patología y Medicina oral, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile, 8380492 Santiago, Chile
2Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Odontológicas, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile, 8380492 Santiago, Chile
3Departamento de Odontología Conservadora, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile, 8380492 Santiago, Chile
4Hospital Clínico, Servicio de Gastroenterología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, 8300456 Santiago, Chile

Received 9 December 2014; Revised 9 February 2015; Accepted 9 February 2015

Academic Editor: Donald H. Chace

Copyright © 2015 Juan Pablo Aitken 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.

Supplementary Material

Levels of A2MG in saliva from parotid and sublingual gland were found to be significantly lower than whole saliva (p< 0.01) in both type 2 diabetic patients groups with adequate and inadequate glycemic control, representing at least 30% of A2MG levels detected in whole saliva (Figure S1).

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