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Antimicrobial peptides in intestinal inflammation, infection and cancer.

@inproceedings{Cheng2013AntimicrobialPI,
  title={Antimicrobial peptides in intestinal inflammation, infection and cancer.},
  author={Michelle W Cheng and Yuzu Kubota and Samantha Ho and Charalabos Pothoulakis and Hon Wai Koon},
  year={2013}
}
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) form a significant part of innate immunity. AMP expression is often altered in response to colonic infection, inflammation and cancer. Over the last two decades, the roles of antimicrobial peptides have been discovered and explored. Certain AMPs such as alpha defensin HD 5-6 and beta defensin HBD1 are constitutively expressed while others including defensin HBD2-4 and bactericidal/permeability increasing protein (BPI) are associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease… Expand

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