Effect of methacrylated chitosan incorporated in experimental composite and adhesive on mechanical properties and biofilm formation -

The results of this study show that CH-MA (CH-MA) may be incorporated into a composite and into an adhesive to reduce biofilm formation on their surfaces. The mechanical properties of the composite were challenged, but flexural strength measurements still met the requirement set in ISO 4049, whereas no differences were observed for the bonding properties of the adhesives.

HEMA Alters Protein S-glutathionylation in BEAS-2B Cells -

Abstract Objectives 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) is a major component of many resin-based dental materials. During and after treatment with these materials, both dental personnel and patients are exposed to HEMA. In vitro studies have demonstrated a cytotoxic potential of HEMA, and reactivity towards cysteine (a nucleophilic amino acid (AA)) in glutathione (GSH) is assumed to contribute to […]