José Melo, Joel P. Arrais, Pedro Lopes, Nuno Rosa, Maria José Correia, Marlene Barros, José Luis Oliveira


The human oral cavity is a complex ecosystem where multiple interactions occur and whose comprehension is critical to understand several disease mechanisms. In order to comprehend the composition of the oral cavity at a molecular level, it is needed to compile and integrate the biological information resulting from specific techniques, especially from proteomic studies of saliva. The objective for this work was to compile and curate a specific group of proteins related to the oral cavity, providing a tool to conduct further studies over the salivary proteome. Despite previous efforts to identify the protein components of saliva in healthy individuals and in several oral and systemic disorders, a resource compiling and reviewing all of these proteins is still lacking. In this paper we present a platform that integrates in a single endpoint all available information for proteins associated with the oral cavity. The proposed tool allows researchers in the biomedical sciences to explore organisms, proteins and diseases, constituting a unique tool to analyse meaningful interactions for oral health.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Melo J., P. Arrais J., Lopes P., Rosa N., Correia M., Barros M. and Oliveira J. (2012). WEB INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE STUDY OF ORAL HEALTH . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 97-105. DOI: 10.5220/0003785300970105

in Bibtex Style

author={José Melo and Joel P. Arrais and Pedro Lopes and Nuno Rosa and Maria José Correia and Marlene Barros and José Luis Oliveira},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - Melo J.
AU - P. Arrais J.
AU - Lopes P.
AU - Rosa N.
AU - Correia M.
AU - Barros M.
AU - Oliveira J.
PY - 2012
SP - 97
EP - 105
DO - 10.5220/0003785300970105