A novel antimicrobial peptide on the ocular surface shows decreased expression in inflammation and infection.

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PURPOSE Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are cationic host defense peptides with microbicidal and cell-signaling properties. They show promise as potential therapeutic agents. In the present study, a beta-defensin AMP gene was isolated from the ocular surface for the first time, and its expression was characterized in the presence of ocular inflammation and/or… (More)
DOI: 10.1167/iovs.07-0645

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@article{Abedin2008ANA, title={A novel antimicrobial peptide on the ocular surface shows decreased expression in inflammation and infection.}, author={Asiya Abedin and Imran Mohammed and Andrew Hopkinson and Harminder S Dua}, journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science}, year={2008}, volume={49 1}, pages={28-33} }