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Dr. Murray R. Robinovitch

Professor and Chairman,

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Dr. Murray R. Robinovitch
Research Interests

Secretory mechanisms in salivary glands. Salivary proteins, glycoproteins, glycosaminoglycans, and other macromolecules. Secretory granule formation and exocytosis. Anti-HIV factors in human saliva. Methods: gland slice systems; protein and glycoprotein separations and isolations; macromolecular characterization.

Representative Publications:

1. Robinovitch, M.R., Resnick, L., Iversen, J.M.: Anti-infectivity activity of human salivary secretions toward human immunodeficiency virus. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology, 4:455-459, 1993.

2. Ball, W.D., Hand, A.R., Moreira, J.E., Iversen, J.M., Robinovitch, M.R.: The B1-proteins of the perinatal submandibular gland: similarity to the major parotid protein, RPSP. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology, 4:517-527, 1993.

3. Persson, R.E., Persson, G.R., Robinovitch, M.R.: Periodontal conditions in medically compromised elderly subjects: Assessment of treatment needs. Special Care in Dentistry, 14:9-14, 1994.

4. Robinovitch, M.R., Iversen, J.M., Resnick, L., Oppenheim, F.G., Lamkin, M.S.: Human parotid proline-rich protein binds to HIV coat glycoprotein. J. Dent. Res. 73:150 (abst.), 1994.

5. Edghill-Smith, Y., Dalessio, J., Schacker, T., Robinovitch, M., Ashley, R.L.: Parotid salivary antibody responses following primary HIV-1 infection. Presented at the 3rd Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Washington, D.C., January 28-February 1, 1996.

6. Robinovitch, M.R., Ashley, R.L., Iversen, J.M., Vigoren, E.M.: Measurement of salivary inhibition of HIV-1 utilizing the MAGI assay. J. Dent. Res. 75:310(abst.), 1996.


Dr. Murray R. Robinovitch DDS, PhD
Professor, Periodontics School of Dentistry
University of Washington, Box 357444
Seattle, Washington 98195-7444
(206) 543-5043
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