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Arch Oral Biol. 1990;35(6):415-9.

Rapid purification and characterization of histatins (histidine-rich polypeptides) from human whole saliva.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, Okayama University Dental School, Japan.

Abstract

Three different polypeptides capable of stimulating histamine release from mast cells were isolated from human whole saliva, using heparin-gel chromatography followed by reversed-phase HPLC. The amino acid sequences of these peptides were shown to be identical to those of histatins 1, 3 and 5.

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