Interactions of histatin-3 and histatin-5 with actin.

Blotnick, Edna.
Sol, Asaf.
Bachrach, Gilad.
Muhlrad, Andras.

Background: Histatins are histidine rich polypeptides produced in the parotid and submandibular gland and secreted into the saliva. Histatin-3 and −5 are the most important polycationic histatins. They possess antimicrobial activity against fungi such as Candida albicans. Histatin-5 has a higher antifungal activity than histatin-3 while histatin-3 is mostly involved in wound healing in the oral ca... read more

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