acquired pellicle


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pellicle

 [pel´ĭ-k'l]
a thin scum forming on the surface of liquids.
acquired pellicle a colorless acellular bacteria-free film composed of salivary glycoproteins, deposited on the teeth within minutes after eruption or cleaning.

ac·quired pel·li·cle

a thin film (about 1 mcm), derived mainly from salivary glycoproteins, that forms over the surface of a cleansed tooth crown when it is exposed to the saliva.

brown pel·li·cle

(brown peli-kĕl)
A thin discolored film (about 1 mcm), derived mainly from salivary glycoproteins, which forms over the surface of a cleansed tooth crown when it is exposed to the saliva; may result from poor oral hygiene.
Synonym(s): acquired cuticle, acquired pellicle.
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The acquired pellicle, which is composed of a variety of host-derived molecules, coats the enamel surface within minutes after professional cleaning and is a source of receptors for primary colonisers of the plaque [4]--Streptococci spp., Actinomyces spp., Capnocytophaga spp., Eikenella spp., Haemophilus spp., and Veillonella spp.
Although the acquired pellicle is permeable to small ions, it tends to act as a barrier to diffusion, and it reduces the possible mineral transportation between the tooth and the oral environment, thus promoting or interfering with the remineralization process.
glabrata--ATCC 2001) and were exposed to human whole saliva for acquired pellicle formation.
The slabs on which human salivary pellicle was formed, were individually positioned in wells containing 2.0 ml of the inoculum and were incubated at 37[degrees]C, 10% C[O.sub.2] to allow bacterial adhesion on the acquired pellicle. All these procedures were carried out according to Koo et al.

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