Archives of Oral Biology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: European Organization for Research on Fluorine and Dental Caries Prevention, Elsevier

Journal description

The Archives of Oral Biology publishes papers concerned with advances in knowledge of every aspect of the oral and dental tissues and bone over the whole range of vertebrates, whether from the standpoint of anatomy, bacteriology, biophysics, chemistry, DNA biotechnology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, palaentology, pathology, physiology or otherwise.

Current impact factor: 1.88

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.88
2012 Impact Factor 1.549
2011 Impact Factor 1.603
2010 Impact Factor 1.463
2009 Impact Factor 1.649
2008 Impact Factor 1.379
2007 Impact Factor 1.554
2006 Impact Factor 1.655
2005 Impact Factor 1.288
2004 Impact Factor 1.158
2003 Impact Factor 1.098
2002 Impact Factor 1.047
2001 Impact Factor 0.973
2000 Impact Factor 0.845
1999 Impact Factor 1.04
1998 Impact Factor 0.938
1997 Impact Factor 0.735
1996 Impact Factor 0.84
1995 Impact Factor 0.967
1994 Impact Factor 0.959
1993 Impact Factor 0.972
1992 Impact Factor 1.034

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.76
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.25
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.49
Website Archives of Oral Biology website
Other titles Archives of oral biology
ISSN 0003-9969
OCLC 2484813
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    • Publisher last contacted on 18/10/2013
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the in vitro effectiveness of APDI with a 660nm laser combined with methylene blue (MB), toluidine blue ortho (TBO) and malachite green (MG) dyes to inactivate Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923) biofilms in compact and cancellous bone specimens. Eighty specimens of compact and 80 of cancellous bone were contaminated with a standard suspension of the microorganism and incubated for 14 days at 37°C to form biofilms. After this period, the specimens were divided into groups (n=10) according to established treatment: PS-L- (control - no treatment); PSmb+L-, PStbo+L-, PSmg+L- (only MB, TBO or MG for 5min in the dark); PS-L+ (only laser irradiation for 180s); and APDImb, APDItbo and APDImg (APDI with MB, TBO or MG for 180s). The findings were statistically analyzed by ANOVA at 5% significance levels. All experimental treatments showed significant reduction of logCFU/mL S. aureus biofilms when compared with the control group for compact and cancellous bones specimens; the APDI group's treatment was more effective. The APDI carried out for the compact specimens showed better results when compared with cancellous specimens at all times of application. For the group of compact bone, APDImg showed greater reductions in CFU/mL (4.46log10). In the group of cancellous bone, the greatest reductions were found in the APDImb group (3.06log10). APDI with methylene blue, toluidine blue ortho and malachite green dyes and a 660nm laser proved to be effective in the inactivation of S. aureus biofilms formed in compact and cancellous bone. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Archives of Oral Biology 05/2015; 60(5). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.02.010
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    ABSTRACT: The commonest bacteria, causing infection across the world is Helicobacter pylori, which colonizes the human stomach. This bacteria has also been detected in some extra-gastric ecological niches such as the oral cavity and water. However, the results of H. pylori detection in extra-gastric ecological niche are controversial. The improvement of the sensitivity and the specificity of the detection methods appear to be some of the main bottleneck issues in providing compelling evidence. The aim of this study was to detect the presence of this organism in dental plaque samples using an analytically sensitive and specific Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) as well as a new nucleic acid detection method termed the Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP). In a descriptive cross-sectional study 45 participants enrolled and dental plaque samples were collected from at least two teeth surfaces (one anterior and one posterior tooth) using a sterile periodontal curette. The DNA content was extracted from the samples and the presence of H. pylori was determined by PCR and LAMP reactions. The frequency of detection of H. pylori in the dental plaque samples were 44% (20/45), 66.67% (30/45) and 77.78% (35/45) using PCR, LAMP and positivity for both tests, respectively. The high frequency of H. pylori was detected in the dental plaque samples of the participants, which concurs with the high prevalence of this bacteria in the population. This is one of the highest reported rates around the world. The results reveal that dental plaque can be one of the main causes of re-infection and also be the cause of oral-oral transmission. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Archives of Oral Biology 05/2015; 60(5). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.02.006
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the antibacterial effect of different formulations containing Lysozyme and Lactoferrin and drug delivery system as well as poloxamer 407 with the trade name of Pluronic F-127 and/or freeze dried liposome containing DOTAP [freeze dried Liposomal DOTAP] on Streptococcus sobrinus, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus in comparison with 0.2% chlorhexidine. The antibacterial effect was assessed by determining the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for the study and control groups on Streptococcus sobrinus, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus. The amounts of biofilm formation accumulation of Mutans Streptococci for 24h on sterile hydroxyapatite discs after application of different formulations were evaluated. The different formulations studied were: (1) Sorensen's Buffer Solution, (2) a gel formulation containing only poloxamer 407, (3) Lysozyme and Lactoferrin dissolved in Sorensen's Buffer Solution, (4) poloxamer 407 combined with the third formulation, (5) Freeze dried Liposomal DOTAP dissolved in Sorensen's Buffer Solution, (6) Freeze dried Liposomal DOTAP combined with poloxamer 407 dispersed in Sorensen's Buffer Solution, (7) Freeze dried Liposomal DOTAP combined with the third formulation, and (8) Lysozyme and Lactoferrin dissolved in Sorensen's Buffer Solution, which was then incorporated into poloxamer 407 and combined with Freeze dried Liposomal DOTAP. The positive and negative control groups were 0.2% chlorhexidine gel and empty hydroxyapatite discs, respectively. Statistical evaluation was carried out with Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn's multiple comparison tests. It was observed that the first, third and fifth groups did not have any antibacterial effects on the tested bacteria. The groups that contained poloxamer 407 had nearly identical antibacterial effects on Mutans Streptococci and L. acidophilus. These formulations also inhibited biofilm formation of the bacteria (p<0.05) more effectively. In the positive control group, there was no biofilm formation. Among the formulations containing poloxamer 407, the one containing Lysozyme and Lactoferrin exhibited the highest inhibitory effect on the tested bacteria. This novel formulation can be beneficial as an antibacterial agent for the prevention of dental caries and biofilm formation. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Archives of Oral Biology 05/2015; 60(5). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.02.004
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper was to compare the chemical composition of human teeth with other mammal species that are likely candidates for replacing them in studies that test dental material. Dentine and enamel fragments extracted from 400 sound human, bovine, porcine and ovine - 100 teeth per species - incisors and molars were mechanically ground up to a final particle size of less than 100μm. C/N analysis, thermogravimetric analysis coupled to mass spectrometry (TG-MS), and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) were used to analyse the samples' composition. Elemental analysis showed more organic carbon and nitrogen in dentine than in enamel. Human enamel was the most highly mineralised, with C and N values close to hydroxyapatite. Bovine dentine and enamel were the most similar to human. TG-MS: in all species, enamel contained less carbon and organic matter than dentine. Thermal decomposition of human enamel showed great similarity to synthetic hydroxyapatite, and large differences from bovine, ovine and porcine enamel. Thermal decomposition showed the greatest similarity between human and bovine dentine. Dentine contained larger quantities of Mg, S, Sr and Zn than enamel. Enamel contained larger quantities of P, Ca, Cl, Cu, K and Ca/P ratio than dentine. Human enamel and dentine contained a higher Ca/P ratio, larger quantities of Cl and Cu and lower quantities of Mg, S, Zn than the animal species. Elemental analysis, TG-MS and WDXRF have shown that human and bovine enamel and dentine show the greatest similarity among the species analysed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Archives of Oral Biology 05/2015; 60(5). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.01.014
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    ABSTRACT: Expression of a large number of genes during differentiation of undifferentiated pulp cells into odontoblastic cells is still unknown, hence the aim of this investigation was to compare undifferentiated pulp cells (OD-21) and odontoblast-like cells (MDPC-23) through the assessment of cell stimulation and gene expression profiling.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.09.015
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    ABSTRACT: Spatiotemporal expression of bone morphogenetic protein 4 (Bmp4) in epithelial and mesenchymal cells is critical for the development of many organs including teeth. Since Bmp4 has a complex and widespread regulatory area in mammals, the tissue-specific enhancers that are responsible for mesenchymal expression of Bmp4 are difficult to identify in mammals. TakiFugu rubripes (Fugu, pufferfish) has a highly compact genome size and is widely used in comparative genomics studies of gene regulatory mechanisms. In this study, we used the Fugu genome to evaluate the 15 kb promoter region upstream of the Fugu bmp4 gene. By DNA segmental cloning and luciferase assay with two dental odontoblast-like cell lines, a dental ameloblast-like cell line, and a kidney fibroblast cell line, we identified a 485 bp cis-regulatory enhancer between −4213 and −3728 bp of the Fugu bmp4 gene. This enhancer showed strong transcriptional activity in all three dental cell lines and, to a lesser extent, also in kidney fibroblast cells. Though not located in an evolutionary conserved region, the enhancer activity for the DNA segment is intense. This is the first time a bmp4 enhancer sequence with activity in both mesenchymal and epithelial cells has been identified, which will help to decode the mechanism of tooth development in vertebrates.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.12.004
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    ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) on bone regeneration when used alone or in combination with hydroxyapatite (HA)/beta-tricalcium phosphate (βTCP).
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.09.017
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    ABSTRACT: IL-6 plays critical roles in bone resorption and the pathogenesis of periodontitis in both inflammation and alveolar bone loss. A negative correlation was observed between periodontitis and truncal bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. The C allele carriers of a genetic polymorphism IL-6-572G/C have higher levels of serum IL-6 compared to G allele carriers. We investigated the possible effect of IL-6-572G/C polymorphism on the relationship between low BMD and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.12.005
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant systems and levels of biomarker levels of oxidative damage in the saliva of patients with Down's syndrome (DS).
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.09.013
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    ABSTRACT: The oral cavity is often exposed to not only diverse external pathogens but also dramatic temperature changes. In this study, we investigated the effect of thermal stress on PDL cells with a focus on the inflammatory responses and bone homeostasis.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.12.014
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    ABSTRACT: Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is the most abundant free amino acid in mammalian cells. It plays a significant role in cell development, nutrition, and survival, such as in the regulation of ion transport and osmoregulation. Cysteine sulfinate decarboxylase (CSD) is the rate-limiting biosynthetic enzyme of taurine. Recently, the synthesis of taurine has been observed in the central nervous system, kidney, liver, and muscle. However, the synthesis of taurine in the salivary glands has still not been described in detail. We have detected CSD expression in the major salivary glands of adult male mice by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot, and immunofluorescence. In addition, we determined the content of taurine by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The results show that taurine is present in high concentrations in the major salivary glands of male mice. CSD messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein are expressed in the major salivary glands of male mice. The relative levels of CSD mRNA increase from the submandibular gland (SMG) to the sublingual gland (SLG) and parotid gland (PG), but the levels of the CSD protein are the opposite. The immunofluorescence results indicate that CSD is mainly located in the excretory ducts (EDs) and interlobular duct (IL) of SMG and ED in SLG, respectively. These results suggest that the major salivary glands of male mice produce taurine through the CSD pathway, and the synthesis of taurine might be related to sodium reabsorption in the salivary glands.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(4). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.12.015
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the effects of the iontophoretic application of lignocaine and epinephrine to exposed dentine on the sensitivity of the dentine in human subjects. The experiments were carried out on 13 healthy premolars (13 subjects) that were scheduled for extraction. Dentine was exposed at the tip of the buccal cusp by cutting a cavity which was etched with 35% phosphoric acid. The sensitivity of the dentine was tested with probing and air blast stimuli. The subject indicated the intensity of any pain produced with a score of 0-100. In 7 teeth, the cavity was filled with a solution containing 20% (w/v) lignocaine HCl and 0.1% (w/v) epinephrine HCl, and an iontophoretic current of 120μA was passed for 90s. The sensitivity of the dentine was tested before and immediately after the treatment and then at 10min. intervals for 40min. Pulpal blood flow was recorded at each stage. Control experiments were carried out on 6 teeth using a solution containing only the epinephrine. The lignocaine plus epinephrine solution completely blocked the pain produced by both forms of stimulus immediately, and this continued for at least 40min. It also produced an immediate fall in pulpal blood flow that also lasted for at least 40min. The epinephrine solution had the same effect on pulpal blood flow but no effect on dentine sensitivity. The topical application of 20% lignocaine and 0.1% epinephrine, with an iontophoretic current of 120μA for 90s, will anaesthetize exposed, normal, dentine. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; 60(8). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.04.006
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    ABSTRACT: To quantify the substantivity of a single 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash in saliva after its neutralisation with tooth-brushing and 1% acetic acid, in order to identify the effect of chlorhexidine substantivity in regard to the re-growing period of the salivary bacteria.
    Archives of Oral Biology 04/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.04.002
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    ABSTRACT: This narrative review of the functions of saliva was conducted in the PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases. Additional references relevant to the topic were used, as our key words did not generate references which covered all known functions of saliva. These functions include maintaining a moist oral mucosa which is less susceptible to abrasion, and removal of micro-organisms, desquamated epithelial cells, leucocytes and food debris by swallowing. The mucins form a slimy coating on all surfaces in the mouth and act as a lubricant during such processes as mastication, formation of a food bolus, swallowing and speaking. Saliva provides the fluid in which solid tastants may dissolve and distributes tastants around the mouth to the locations of the taste buds. The hypotonic unstimulated saliva facilitates taste recognition. Salivary amylase is involved in digestion of starches. Saliva acts as a buffer to protect oral, pharyngeal and oesophageal mucosae from orally ingested acid or acid regurgitated from the stomach. Saliva protects the teeth against acid by contributing to the acquired enamel pellicle, which forms a renewable lubricant between opposing tooth surfaces, by being supersaturated with respect to tooth mineral, by containing bicarbonate as a buffer and urea and by facilitating clearance of acidic materials from the mouth. Saliva contains many antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents which modulate the oral microbial flora in different ways. Saliva also facilitates the healing of oral wounds. Clearly, saliva has many functions which are needed for proper protection and functioning of the human body. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Archives of Oral Biology 03/2015; 60(6). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.03.004
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we explored the effect of the ethanol extract of Osmanthus fragrans (EOF) on the growth and collagenase activity of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). We also investigated the capacity of EOF to attenuate P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory responses and the possible signalling pathway. EOF was obtained by soaking the O. fragrans powder in the ethanol and concentrating the extracts under reduced pressure. Microplate dilution assays were used to determine the effect of EOF on P. gingivalis growth. Collagenase inhibition was detected using fluorometric and colorimetric assays. The effects of EOF on the production of the cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). The oxidative stress biomarkers were assayed using commercial kits. The effects of EOF on the expression of cytoprotective enzymes and nucleoprotein nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) were tested by Western blot analysis. EOF significantly inhibited the growth of P. gingivalis, especially in the iron-limited culture medium. The inhibitory effect of EOF on P. gingivalis collagenase activity was time- and concentration-dependent. The P. gingivalis LPS-stimulated production of IL-6 and IL-8 was attenuated by EOF. LPS significantly induced the production of nitric oxide (NO) and malondialdehyde (MDA), and decreased the expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD) while pretreatment with EOF alleviated these effects. The presence of EOF markedly upregulated the expression levels of the cytoprotective enzymes and nucleoprotein Nrf2. This study suggests that the potent Nrf2 activation capacity of O. fragrans may be useful in the adjunctive treatment of periodontal disease. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Archives of Oral Biology 03/2015; 60(7). DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.02.026