Rheological properties of human saliva and salivary mucins

H Inoue, K Ono, W Masuda, T Inagaki, M Yokota…¬†- Journal of Oral¬†…, 2008 - Elsevier
Abstract It is unclear which factors in saliva contribute to its rheological properties such as
viscosity and spinnbarkeit. In this study, we investigated relationships between the
rheological properties (viscosity and spinnbarkeit) and two salivary mucin (MUC5B and
MUC7) levels in saliva. Unstimulated (UWS) and chewing-stimulated (CWS) whole saliva
were collected from healthy young adults, and the viscosities and spinnbarkeits were ...