Christine D Wu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chewing sticks: timeless natural toothbrushes for oral cleansing
    C D Wu
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7212, USA
    J Periodontal Res 36:275-84. 2001
  2. pmc Grape products and oral health
    Christine D Wu
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Nutr 139:1818S-23S. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Tea catechin epigallocatechin gallate inhibits Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation by suppressing gtf genes
    Xin Xu
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Oral Biol 57:678-83. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial properties of an orthodontic adhesive combined with cetylpyridinium chloride
    Tahani A Al-Musallam
    Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612 7211, USA
    Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 129:245-51. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of beverages on plaque acidogenicity after a sugary challenge
    Shilpa Naval
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University Illinois at Chicago, Ill 60612, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 144:815-22. 2013
  6. pmc In vitro remineralization effects of grape seed extract on artificial root caries
    Qian Xie
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612, United States
    J Dent 36:900-6. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Efficacy of berberine, an antimicrobial plant alkaloid, as an endodontic irrigant against a mixed-culture biofilm in an in vitro tooth model
    Qian Xie
    Department of Endodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
    J Endod 38:1114-7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of raisin-containing cereals on the pH of dental plaque in young children
    Achint Utreja
    Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill USA
    Pediatr Dent 31:498-503. 2009
  9. doi request reprint In vitro synergism between berberine and miconazole against planktonic and biofilm Candida cultures
    Guo Xian Wei
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, MC850, Chicago, IL 60612 7212, USA
    Arch Oral Biol 56:565-72. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The preventive effect of grape seed extract on artificial enamel caries progression in a microbial biofilm-induced caries model
    Wei Zhao
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Guanghua School of Stomotology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guangzhou, China
    J Dent 42:1010-8. 2014

Collaborators

  • Guo Xian Wei
  • Bradford R Johnson
  • Wei Zhao
  • Min Zhu
  • I A Darout
  • Xin Xu
  • Qian Xie
  • Carla A Evans
  • Shilpa Naval
  • Xue D Zhou
  • Achint Utreja
  • Tahani A Al-Musallam
  • James L Drummond
  • Bang Yeon Hwang
  • Hasan F Othman
  • S K Roberts
  • Anne Koerber
  • Larry Salzmann
  • Indru Punwani
  • Mohamed I Fayad
  • Christopher S Wenckus
  • Peter Lingström
  • Larry B Salzmann
  • Ana Karina Bedran-Russo
  • Claude Matasa
  • A Douglas Kinghorn
  • Lucas R Chadwick
  • Sara K Roberts
  • Claude G Matasa

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Chewing sticks: timeless natural toothbrushes for oral cleansing
    C D Wu
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612 7212, USA
    J Periodontal Res 36:275-84. 2001
    ..The Year 2000 Consensus Report on Oral Hygiene states that chewing sticks may have a role to play in the promotion of oral hygiene, and that evaluation of their effectiveness warrants further research...
  2. pmc Grape products and oral health
    Christine D Wu
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Nutr 139:1818S-23S. 2009
    ..Raisins represent a healthy alternative to the commonly consumed sugary snack foods...
  3. ncbi request reprint Tea catechin epigallocatechin gallate inhibits Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation by suppressing gtf genes
    Xin Xu
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Oral Biol 57:678-83. 2012
    ..We hypothesise that EGCG suppresses gtf genes in Streptococcus mutans at the transcriptional level disrupting the initial attachment of S. mutans and thus the formation of mature biofilms...
  4. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial properties of an orthodontic adhesive combined with cetylpyridinium chloride
    Tahani A Al-Musallam
    Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612 7211, USA
    Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 129:245-51. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether incorporating CPC into a commercially available orthodontic adhesive would impart antimicrobial properties without altering the diametral tensile strength of the material...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of beverages on plaque acidogenicity after a sugary challenge
    Shilpa Naval
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University Illinois at Chicago, Ill 60612, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 144:815-22. 2013
    ..The authors conducted a study to examine whether whole milk, 100 percent apple juice or tap water affect dental plaque acidity in people after a sugary challenge...
  6. pmc In vitro remineralization effects of grape seed extract on artificial root caries
    Qian Xie
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612, United States
    J Dent 36:900-6. 2008
    ..Grape seed extract may be a promising natural agent for non-invasive root caries therapy...
  7. doi request reprint Efficacy of berberine, an antimicrobial plant alkaloid, as an endodontic irrigant against a mixed-culture biofilm in an in vitro tooth model
    Qian Xie
    Department of Endodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
    J Endod 38:1114-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of berberine solution against selected endodontic pathogens using a multispecies biofilm tooth model...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of raisin-containing cereals on the pH of dental plaque in young children
    Achint Utreja
    Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill USA
    Pediatr Dent 31:498-503. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of raisins and raisin-containing cereals on plaque acidogenicity in young children...
  9. doi request reprint In vitro synergism between berberine and miconazole against planktonic and biofilm Candida cultures
    Guo Xian Wei
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, MC850, Chicago, IL 60612 7212, USA
    Arch Oral Biol 56:565-72. 2011
    ..To investigate the antimycotic activity of the plant alkaloid berberine (BBR), alone and in combination with antifungal azoles, against planktonic and biofilm Candida cultures...
  10. ncbi request reprint The preventive effect of grape seed extract on artificial enamel caries progression in a microbial biofilm-induced caries model
    Wei Zhao
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Guanghua School of Stomotology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guangzhou, China
    J Dent 42:1010-8. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of grape seed extract (GSE) on enamel caries lesion formation in an in vitro Streptococcus mutans biofilm model...
  11. pmc The tea catechin epigallocatechin gallate suppresses cariogenic virulence factors of Streptococcus mutans
    Xin Xu
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:1229-36. 2011
    ..6 and 31.25 μg/ml). These findings suggest that EGCg is a natural anticariogenic agent in that it exhibits antimicrobial activity against S. mutans and suppresses the specific virulence factors associated with its cariogenicity...
  12. ncbi request reprint Short-term germ-killing effect of sugar-sweetened cinnamon chewing gum on salivary anaerobes associated with halitosis
    Min Zhu
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Dent 22:23-6. 2011
    ..The present study investigated the short-term germ-killing effect of sugar-sweetened cinnamon chewing gum on total and H2S-producing salivary anaerobes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of antimicrobial properties of orthodontic composite resins combined with benzalkonium chloride
    Hasan F Othman
    College of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S Paulina Street MC 841, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 122:288-94. 2002
    ..The incorporation of BAC in composite material added antimicrobial properties to the original compound without altering its mechanical properties...
  14. ncbi request reprint Tea as a functional food for oral health
    Christine D Wu
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7212, USA
    Nutrition 18:443-4. 2002
  15. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial constituents from goldenseal (the Rhizomes of Hydrastis canadensis) against selected oral pathogens
    Bang Yeon Hwang
    Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Planta Med 69:623-7. 2003
    ..Berberine (3) exhibited an additive antimicrobial effect when tested against S. mutans in combination with 1...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter oral hygiene products for the reduction and control of plaque and gingivitis
    Christine D Wu
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Periodontol 2000 28:91-105. 2002
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluating biofilm growth of two oral pathogens
    S K Roberts
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Lett Appl Microbiol 35:552-6. 2002
    ..To determine the expediency of a microtitre assay system for establishing, quantifying and antimicrobial testing of two representative oral pathogens...

Research Grants2

  1. GOLDENSEAL(HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS)REMEDY FOR ORAL DISEASES
    Christine Wu; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This application of CAM research will help to achieve better oral health and oral disease prevention, one of the to priority areas of focus specified b the U.S. Public Health Service in "Health People 2000." ..
  2. Blueprints for Transforming Research at UIC College of Dentistry
    Christine Wu; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..With the systematic infrastructure improvement initiative, and through integration of interdisciplinary research and creation of critical mass, UIC COD will play a leading role in US academic dentistry. ..