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Kauko K. Mäkinen

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Xylitol

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Xylitol

Company Description

Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol, a natural carbohydrate which occurs freely in certain plant parts (for example, in fruits, and also in products made of them) and in the metabolism of humans (1). Xylitol has been known to organic chemistry at least from...more

Background Information

Employment History

Visiting Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Texas A&M University


Visiting Scientist

National Institutes of Health


Expert On the Use

Xylitol


Instructor In Anatomy

University of Oulu


Teacher In Microbiological Chemistry

Turku Trade School


Senior Lecturer

Helsinki University Central Hospital


Affiliations

University of Turku

Associate Professor of Dental Biochemistry


University of Michigan

Member, Faculty


Academy of Finland

Senior Research Fellow


New York Academy of Sciences

Member


Biochemical Society of London

Member


American Institute of Nutrition

Member


Organization for European Caries Research

Member


Education

B.A. degree


M.S. degree

biochemistry


Ph.D

Institute of Preventative Dentistry


Web References(23 Total References)


Xylitol For You.com Online - About Xylitol

More literature about Xylitol by Professor Kauko K. Mäkinen, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland


Xylitol For You.com Online

Literature about Xylitol by Professor Kauko K. Mäkinen, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland


Global Sweet: Makinen - 01

by Kauko Makinen


Global Sweet: The Experts

Kauko K. Makinen, DDS
A native of Finland, Professor Makinen received his B.A. degree in 1964 his M.S. degree in biochemistry in 1964, and his Licentiate in Philosophy (biochemistry) in 1966 from the University of Turku in Turku, Finland, and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1969 from the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. He was appointed instructor in anatomy at the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland, in 1964. He served as teacher in microbiological chemistry at the Turku Trade School and chemist at the University of Turku Dental School in 1965. Professor Makinen was a senior lecturer in enzymology at the University of Helsinki and an associate professor of dental biochemistry at the University of Turku in 1970. He also served as a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland from 1975 to 1976, a senior research fellow at the Academy of Finland in 1979, and a visiting professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University from 1979 to 1980. Professor Makinen joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry as a visiting professor in 1984 and was promoted to professor with tenure in 1986. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society, the Biochemical Society of London, the American Institute of Nutrition, and the New York Academy of Science. Professor Makinen has served as a member or held office in a number of professional societies, including the Organization for European Caries Research, the International Association for Dental Research, the Finnish Dental Society, the European Research Group for Oral Biology, and the Federation Dentaire International. Professor Makinen has contributed to the scientific literature through professional journals, as well as through chapters in several textbooks. For over 20 years, his major research focus has been on the effect of xylitol (a sugar alcohol) on dental caries. Kauko K. Makinen, professor of dentistry, retired from active faculty status on September 30, 1996. Dr. Makinen Kauko Makinen, DDS Professor Emeritis Department of Biologic & Materials Sciences,


Global Sweet: History

Professor Kauko K. Mäkinen received the Finnish Dental Society's Apollonia Prize.
The prize, which was awarded for the first time, is awarded as an acknowledgement for distinguished odontological research. One of cited grounds for the was Professor Mäkinen's distinguished contribution to xylitol research.


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