Functional synergism of Human Defensin 5 and Human Defensin 6.

Abstract

The gut epithelium is critically involved in maintaining intestinal immune homeostasis. Acting as a physical barrier, it separates the intestinal microflora from cells of the immune system. In addition to its barrier function, the intestinal epithelium expresses defensins, natural, endogenous antimicrobial peptides. In humans, specialized epithelial cells… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.10.035

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