Cathelicidin and human β-defensin 2 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of children with pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Cakir2014CathelicidinAH,
  title={Cathelicidin and human β-defensin 2 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of children with pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Erkan Cakir and Emel Dikbas Torun and Ahmet Hakan Gedik and Tarik Umutoglu and Esin Cetin Aktas and Ufuk Topuz and G{\"u}nn{\"u}r Deniz},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={671-5}
}
BACKGROUND The antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin LL-37/hCAP-18 and human β-defensins (hBD) are key factors in innate immune responses of the respiratory tract. OBJECTIVE To determine LL-37 and hBD-2 concentrations in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of paediatric patients (aged <16 years) with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and to compare these with… CONTINUE READING