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(Science: dentistry) dental plaque is a combination of food (left in the mouth after eating), bacteria (which live in the mouth) and bacterial byproducts (acidic wastes). These acidic wastes can break down the tooth enamel leading to tooth decay.

Plaque also irritates the gum tissue (see gingivitis) and eventually destroys periodontal tissue, promoting periodontal disease.

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Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products

... fragments, including a relatively long extracellular amino terminal peptide fragment, the smaller the A beta protein (the main component of senile plaques) and a variety of sizes ranging from APP intracellular domain (AICD). The traditional view is that the APP degradation by two ways. Α-secretase ...

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by Anonymous
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products
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Re: Bacteriophages and Acne?

... to the phage itself, and those who have worked with bacteriophages will recall the typical appearance of colonies of resistant bacteria appear in plaques. No doubt phage therapy has some indications but it's not a miracle therapy. Victory - come on - that list is silly. Sure like to see clinical ...

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteriophages and Acne?
Replies: 9
Views: 15415

about cholesterol

As I understand it, materials are most likely to settle out on the inside of fast-flow curves, then get covered with clots that then build up more plaques. That happens mostly in arteries, build-up that can cause blockage would be more in small arteries, and blockage will more likely cause oxygen-deprivation ...

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by Darby
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: about cholesterol
Replies: 5
Views: 3580

Re: about cholesterol

... They include taking a very small ballon and threading it through the arteries to a point where the thickening occurs and inflating it to push the plaques back. This does not remove but theoretically it could. The other way would be to literally scrape the vascular tissue from this inside out. ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: about cholesterol
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Views: 3580

Biochemical and Molecular Test

Define clean. Clean as in sterile, clean as in clear of possible or confirmed pathogenic species, clean as in devoid of those microbes that make plaques. The frame of reference matters.

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by daniel.kurz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Biochemical and Molecular Test
Replies: 6
Views: 3182
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