[Characteristics of the main groups of human host-defensive peptides].


In humans the three main groups of antimicrobial peptides are the defensins, the cathelicidins and the histatins. They differ widely in their biochemical properties and in the spectrum of their antimicrobial activities. For quite a while they were regarded only as new-type antimicrobial agents. Recent studies revealed, however, that functions of these… (More)
DOI: 10.1556/OH.2009.28512


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