Expression of a cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide is augmented in cholesteatoma.

@article{Jung2003ExpressionOA,
  title={Expression of a cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide is augmented in cholesteatoma.},
  author={Hak Hyun Jung and Sung Won Chae and Seol Ki Jung and Seon Tae Kim and Heung M. Lee and Soon Jae Hwang},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2003},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={432-5}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Antimicrobial peptides are active defense components of innate immunity. Their importance was confirmed at epithelial surfaces as immediate barrier effectors in preventing infection. Cathelicidins are peptide antibiotics that are receiving increasing attention. Several studies have shown that overexpression of cathelicidin results in… CONTINUE READING