Antoanella Bardan

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The skin actively contributes to host defense by mounting an innate immune response that includes the production of antimicrobial peptides. These peptides, which include but are not limited to the cathelicidin and defensin gene families, provide rapid, broad-spectrum defense against infection by acting as natural antibiotics and by participating in host(More)
In recent years, hundreds of naturally occurring peptide antibiotics have been discovered based on their ability to inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens. These antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) participate in the innate immune response by providing a rapid first-line defence against infection. This review discusses the biology and clinical relevance of the(More)
The analysis of 310 Romanian spondyloarthritides patients confirmed the association of the HLA-B27 marker with the susceptibility to different diseases of this group. For ankylosing spondylitis, the HLA-B27 frequency in Romanian patients (72.1%) was similar to that found in several regions in the Mediterranean area.
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