Gallinacin-3, an inducible epithelial beta-defensin in the chicken.


Gallinacin-3 and gallopavin-1 (GPV-1) are newly characterized, epithelial beta-defensins of the chicken (Gallus gallus) and turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), respectively. In normal chickens, the expression of gallinacin-3 was especially prominent in the tongue, bursa of Fabricius, and trachea. It also occurred in other organs, including the skin, esophagus… (More)