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Histatin 1 is a peptide that is present in human saliva. Irene van Dijk investigates the hypothesis that it helps protect the oral cavity by maintaining the epithelial barrier and improving tissue integrity. To find out how the oral mucosa is affected by histatin 1 she examines its effects in different cell types and model systems.

Event details of Protective function of histatin 1 in mouth
Date 18 September 2018
Time 16:00 -17:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

I.A. van Dijk: Guardians of the Oral Cavity. Salivary Peptide Histatin 1 Protects and Strenghtens the Tissues in the Mouth.


Prof. E.A.J. Reits

Prof. E.C.I. Veerman


Dr J.G.M. Bolscher

Dr J. Stap


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.