"Defensins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Family of antimicrobial peptides that have been identified in humans, animals, and plants. They are thought to play a role in host defenses against infections, inflammation, wound repair, and acquired immunity.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Defensins" by people in Profiles.
Polymorphic Immune Mechanisms Regulate Commensal Repertoire. Cell Rep. 2019 10 15; 29(3):541-550.e4.
Neutrophil granule products: can they identify subclinical chorioamnionitis in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Sep; 189(3):808-12.
Identification of constituents of human neutrophil azurophil granules that mediate fungistasis against Histoplasma capsulatum. Infect Immun. 2000 Oct; 68(10):5668-72.
Enteric beta-defensin: molecular cloning and characterization of a gene with inducible intestinal epithelial cell expression associated with Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Infect Immun. 1998 Mar; 66(3):1045-56.
Antibiotic peptides and serine protease homologs in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes: defensins and azurocidin. Curr Opin Immunol. 1993 Feb; 5(1):97-102.