Affiliation: University of Helsinki
- Estrogen receptor-beta is the predominant estrogen receptor subtype in human oral epithelium and salivary glandsH Valimaa
Department of Virology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
J Endocrinol 180:55-62. 2004..Importantly, these results suggest that estrogens may act via ERbeta in oral tissues and explain the effect of hormonal changes on the oral mucosa as well as on saliva secretion and composition...
- Human lactoferrin but not lysozyme neutralizes HSV-1 and inhibits HSV-1 replication and cell-to-cell spreadHannamari Valimaa
Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Virol J 6:53. 2009..These results suggest that Lf may have a significant role in the modulation of HSV-1 infection in the oral cavity as well as in the genital mucosa, the major sites of HSV-1 infection...
- Salivary defense factors in herpes simplex virus infectionH Valimaa
Department of Cariology, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
J Dent Res 81:416-21. 2002..Our results suggest that saliva contains factors, in addition to anti-HSV immunoglobulins, that neutralize HSV and may indirectly contribute to the control of RLH...