Ligtenberg, A.J.M.

+31 20 59 80893
acta ( mondgezondh )
Assistant professor (Oral Biochemistry)


  • Oral biochemistry
  • Saliva diagnostics
  • Microbial adhesion

Professional interests

  • Oral microbiology
  • Innate immunity
  • Dental erosion

Professional employment history

1992Assistant Professor Oral Biochemistry, ACTA
1988PhD student Oral Biochemistry, ACTA
1986Technician Medical Microbiology at the Free University

Selected scientific publications

Leito JT, Ligtenberg AJ, Nazmi K, Veerman EC.

Identification of salivary components that induce transition of hyphae to yeast in Candida albicans. FEMS. Yeast Res. 2009 Oct;9(7):1102-10.
Ligtenberg AJ, Veerman EC, Nieuw Amerongen AV, Mollenhauer J.
Salivary agglutinin/glycoprotein-340/DMBT1: a single molecule with variable composition
and with different functions in infection, inflammation and cancer. Biol Chem.
2007 Dec;388(12):1275-89. Review.
Ligtenberg AJ, de Soet JJ, Veerman EC, Amerongen AV.
Oral diseases: from detection to diagnostics. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Mar;1098:200-3. Review.
Ligtenberg AJ, Bikker FJ, De Blieck-Hogervorst JM, Veerman EC, Nieuw Amerongen

Binding of salivary agglutinin to IgA. Biochem J. 2004 Oct 1;383(Pt
Ligtenberg TJ, Bikker FJ, Groenink J, Tornoe I, Leth-Larsen R, Veerman EC,
Nieuw Amerongen AV, Holmskov U.

Human salivary agglutinin binds to lung surfactant protein-D and is identical with scavenger receptor protein gp-340. Biochem J. 2001 Oct 1;359(Pt 1):243-8

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)

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Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 08 februari 2021