Antimicrobial Peptides in Gastrointestinal Inflammation

  title={Antimicrobial Peptides in Gastrointestinal Inflammation},
  author={Simon U. Jaeger and Eduard F Stange and Jan Wehkamp},
  booktitle={International journal of inflammation},
Acute and chronic inflammations of mucosal surfaces are complex events in which the effector mechanisms of innate and adaptive immune systems interact with pathogenic and commensal bacteria. The role of constitutive and inducible antimicrobial peptides in intestinal inflammation has been investigated thoroughly over the recent years, and their involvement in various disease states is expanded ever more. Especially in the intestines, a critical balance between luminal bacteria and the… CONTINUE READING


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