"Cathelicidins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Antimicrobial cationic peptides with a highly conserved amino terminal cathelin-like domain and a more variable carboxy terminal domain. They are initially synthesized as preproproteins and then cleaved. They are expressed in many tissues of humans and localized to EPITHELIAL CELLS. They kill nonviral pathogens by forming pores in membranes.
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The role of human beta defensins and cathelicidins in atopic dermatitis. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Oct; 7(5):413-7.