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Altered Salivary Redox Homeostasis in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 04:12 PM

Altered Salivary Redox Homeostasis in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis. Salivary redox homeostasis is perturbed in patients with SSc and may inform on the pathophysiology and presence of the disease (biomarkers) and efficacy of therapeutic interventions. Su H. (PubMed) J Rheumatol. 2010 Jul 1. (Also see: Scleroderma Dry Mouth)

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 04:24 PM

Just a quick definition of terms for this article:

REDOX is shorthand for 'REDuction OXidation reaction' and refers to the loss or gain of electrons in molecules, atoms, and ions.

Homeostasis is the ability of an organism to maintain internal stability (homeo/same + stasis/state).

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