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Tag: Saliva

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Salivary Stress Biomarkers as Tools for Determining Stress Adaptability and Resilience

Measuring Resilience to Operational Stress in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel. Authors: Hellewell SC & Cernak I (2018), J Trauma Stress. ABSTRACT: Adaptability to stress is governed by innate resilience, comprised of complex neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms alongside inherited or learned behavioral traits. Based on their capacity to adapt, some people thrive in stressful situations, whereas others […]

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HPA Axis Attunement May Serve a Bonding Function within Women’s Close Friendships

The Role of Co-Rumination and Adrenocortical Attunement in Young Women’s Close Friendships. Author: Rankin A, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: Attunement, or synchrony, of behavior and physiology has been well documented in family, mother-child, and romantic relationships.  This study aimed to determine whether attunement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis occurs in women’s close friendships, and […]

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Salivary Uric Acid May be an Important Biomarker Indexing Health and Disease Risk

The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. Author: Riis JL, et al. (2018), Biomarkers in Medicine SUMMARY: Uric acid (UA) is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as a wide range of other health conditions and behaviors. A noninvasive measure of UA would be particularly useful in biobehavioral health […]

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Salivary Secretory Immunoglobulin A: The impact of smoke exposure during and after pregnancy

Prenatal and postnatal cigarette and cannabis exposure: Effects on Secretory Immunoglobulin A in early childhood. Author: Molnar DS, et al. (2018), Neurotoxicol Teratol. BACKGRUOND: AIMS: Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA) plays a critical role in immune functioning by preventing pathogens from adhering to epithelial mucosa. Most infectious agents enter the body via mucosal surfaces, thus SIgA […]

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Influence of Adverse Childhood experiences on stress regulation in BPD

Attachment – Related Regulatory Processes Moderate the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Stress Reaction in Borderline Personality Disorder. Author: Ehrenthal JC, et al (2018), Journal of Personality Disorders BACKGROUND: In this study, the authors explored whether attachment insecurity moderates the effects of adverse childhood experiences on stress reactivity in the context of borderline personality […]

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Association of salivary adiponectin with serum and inflammatory markers

Adiponectin: Serum-Saliva Associations and Relations with Oral and Systemic Markers of Inflammation Author: Riis JN, et al. (2017), Peptides This study addresses gaps in our understanding about the validity and utility of using salivary adiponectin to index serum adiponectin levels. Matched blood and saliva samples were collected on a single occasion from healthy adults (n=99; […]

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Measuring salivary transferrin to determine blood contamination levels

A statistical method to calculate blood contamination in the measurement of salivary hormones in healthy women. Author: Behr GA, et al. (2016), Clinical Biochemistry OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have reported that salivary concentrations of certain hormones correlate with their respective serum levels. However, most of these studies did not control for potential blood contamination in saliva. […]

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Review: Pathogen-Specific Antibody Biomarkers to Estimate Waterborne Infections

Use of Pathogen-Specific Antibody Biomarkers to Estimate Waterborne Infections in Population-Based Settings Author: Exum NG, et al (2016), Curr Environ Health Rep. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the utility of pathogen-specific antibody biomarkers for improving estimates of the population burden of waterborne infections, assessing the fraction of infections that can be prevented by specific […]