|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
Source: Ross, Michael H., Romrell, Kaye. Histology. A Text and Atlas. 3rd edition. Paraphrased below: Saliva contains mostly water, proteins, glycoproteins (enzyme 'n antibodies), electrolytes (potassium about 7x that of blood, sodium about one tenth of blood, and bicarbonate concentration about 3x that of blood). Specific info: Sodium 15.0 mg/mL Chloride 50.0 mg/mL Other stuff: all in mg/mL Organic constituents - Protein [total is 220.0 mg/mL. only some were listed:] amylase (does this compare with your figure?) 38.0 mg/mL lysozyme 22.0 [antibacterial enzyme] sIgA 19.0 IgC 1.4 IgM 0.2 [Ig's are antibodies] Glucose 1.0 Urea 20.0 Uric acid 1.5 Creatinine 0.1 Cholesterol 8.0 cAMP 7.0 Inorganic constituents - Thiocyanate smokers 9.0. nonsmokers 2.0 Calcium 5.8 Phosphate 16.8 Fluoride "traces (according to intake)" Good luck on your experiment!!
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