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Saliva as chemosensory communication in humans

Teresa Binstock binstoct at essex.UCHSC.edu
Sun May 4 14:53:50 EST 1997


Recently, I presented a sketch of a hypothesis wherein cells and
cellular debris within saliva would, via immunological cells within a
person's oral and nasal mucosa, etc, induce specific patterns of cellular
and cytokines responses in accord (i) with either the HY/HX status or the
HX/HX status of the individual being perceived, and (ii) with
MHC-haplotype differences between the perceiving human and the perceived
human (1).

I am unaware of any prior citation wherein this idea has presented, ie,
in regard to (i) saliva and cells and cellular debris therein, and (ii)
responses to the cells and cellular debris via immunological cells within
epithelial mucosa of the nasal cavity and oral regions (including lips),
and possibly including lips, bronchii, and skin of the perceiving
individual. If anyone is aware of such a citation, I would very much
appreciated receiving the cite. Thank you.

	Teresa C. Binstock, Researcher
	Developmental & Behavioral Neuroanatomy
	Denver CO USA
			Teresa.Binstock at uchsc.edu


1. Allorecognition and alloreactivity: a primary substrate of human
sexuality. TC Binstock; Bionet.Immunology; April 25 1997 (c).

	Sketch was posted in three parts:
	  1 Allorecognition, Alloreactivity, Sexuality
	    2 Allorecognition, Alloreactivity, Sexuality
	      3 Allorecognition, Alloreactivity, Sexuality






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