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Adv Protein Chem Struct Biol. 2014;95:125-62. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800453-1.00004-X.

Proteomics and proteogenomics approaches for oral diseases.

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1
Nanobiotechnology and Biophysics Laboratories (NBL), Department of Experimental Medicine (DIMES), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Nanoworld Institute Fondazione ELBA Nicolini (FEN), Pradalunga, Bergamo, Italy; School of Public Health, Department of Health Sciences (DISSAL), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.
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Nanobiotechnology and Biophysics Laboratories (NBL), Department of Experimental Medicine (DIMES), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Nanoworld Institute Fondazione ELBA Nicolini (FEN), Pradalunga, Bergamo, Italy.
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Nanobiotechnology and Biophysics Laboratories (NBL), Department of Experimental Medicine (DIMES), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Nanoworld Institute Fondazione ELBA Nicolini (FEN), Pradalunga, Bergamo, Italy; Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. Electronic address: info@fondazioneelba-nicolini.org.

Abstract

Design and implementation of new biocompatible materials and achievements in the field of nanogenomics and nanoproteomics as well as in other related and allied sciences in the broader framework of translational and clinical nanomedicine are paving new avenues for nanodentistry. Classical dentistry is becoming more predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory, providing the patients with a tailored and targeted treatment and handling of their diseases. Considering the global impact of the oral pathologies, being particularly heavy in underdeveloped and developing countries, it is mandatory from an ethical perspective to ensure a global oral health. Nanobiotechnologies play a major role in this ambitious goal. In this review, we will focus on the bioinformatics, nanogenomics, and nanoproteomics aspects of contemporary nanodentistry, emphasizing the urgent need for an integrated proteogenomics approach and addressing its clinical and translational implications and new future perspectives and scenarios.

KEYWORDS:

Anodic porous alumina; Genomics; Label-free technologies; Mass spectrometry; Nanodentistry; Nanogenomics; Nanomedicine; Nanoproteomics; Nucleic acid programmable protein arrays; Oral diseases; Personalized dentistry; Proteomics; Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation factor monitoring

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