Expression of α- and β-defensins in human ocular surface tissue

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Defensins are antimicrobial peptides and are classified into three groups, α-, β- and θ-defensins. We investigated the localization of human neutrophil peptides (HNP) 1–3, which are members of the α-defensin subfamily, and the expression of human β-defensin 1 (hBD-1) and hBD-2 in the ocular surface tissues. Corneal or conjunctival tissues were obtained from… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10384-004-0163-y

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