Veerman, E.C.I.

+31 20 59 80883
acta ( mondgezondh )
Professor (Oral Biochemistry)


  • Oral Biochemistry
  • Protective role of saliva
  • Dry Mouth

Professional interests

  • Salivary peptides
  • Saliva Diagnostics
  • Salivary mucins: structure, properties and functions.

Professional employment history

2005-presentProfessor at Dept Oral Biochemistry (ACTA)
1992-2005Associate professor at Dept Oral Biochemistry (ACTA)
1984-1992Assistant professor at Dept Oral Biochemistry (ACTA)
1981-1983Post-doc at the Central Laboratory of the Bloodtransfusion Centre
1981PhD in Biochemistry
1976MSc in Biochemistry
1973BSc in Chemistry

Selected scientific publications

Enno C.I. Veerman, Marianne Valentijn-Benz, Kamran Nazmi, Anita L.A. Ruissen, Els Walgreen-Weterings, Jan van Marle, Alexander B. Doust, Wim van ’t Hof, Jan G.M. Bolscher, and Arie V. Nieuw Amerongen.

Energy depletion protects Candida albicans against antimicrobial peptides by rigidifying its cell membrane. J. Biol. Chem. 282, (2007) 18831-18841.
A.V. Nieuw Amerongen, A.J.M. Ligtenberg and E.C.I. Veerman
Ann. New York 1-6 Biochemistry/Physiology of saliva: Implications for diagnostics. Acad. Sci 1098, (2007)
Oudhoff, M.J., Bolscher, J.G.M., Nazmi, K., Kaley, H., van ‘t Hof, W., Nieuw Amerongen, A.V. & Veerman, E.C.I. (2008)
Histatins are responsible for the wound closure properties of human saliva. FASEB J 22, 3805-3812.
Oudhoff, Menno J, Kroeze KL, Nazmi K, van den Keijbus PAM, van't Hof W, Fernandez-Borja M, Hordijk, PL, Gibbs, S, BolscherJGM, Veerman, ECI (2009).
Structure-activity analysis of histatin, a potent wound healing peptide from human saliva: cyclization of histatin potentiates molar activity 1000-fold. FASEB J, 23, 3928-3935.
Veerman, EC I, Valentijn-Benz, M, van't Hof, W, Nazmi, K, van Marle, J, Nieuw Amerongen, AV (2010).
Phytosphingosine kills Candida albicans by disrupting its cell membrane. Biol. Chem 391, 65-71.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)

Ancillary activities

Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 20 november 2019