Michimasa Hirata

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Peptide antibiotics possess the potent antimicrobial activities against invading microorganisms and contribute to the innate host defense. Human antimicrobial peptides, α-defensins (human neutrophil peptides, HNPs), human β-defensins (hBDs), and cathelicidin (LL-37) not only exhibit potent bactericidal activities against Gram-negative and Gram-positive(More)
The following workshops reported on the advancements on 1,3-β-glucan biology in terms of understanding the molecular basis for the cellular reactions induced as well as new methods for analysis and the clinical applications, particularly concerning fungal infections. The first glucan workshop was organized in 1990 with the purpose to draw attention to the(More)
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