The role of salivary histatin and the human cathelicidin LL-37 in wound healing and innate immunity.


Antimicrobial peptides are multifunctional in innate immunity and wound repair of multicellular organisms. We were the first to discover that histatins, a family of salivary antimicrobial peptides, enhance epithelial cell migration, suggesting a role in oral wound healing. It is unknown whether histatins display innate-immunity activities, similar to other… (More)
DOI: 10.1515/BC.2010.057


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