Human α- and β-Defensins Bind to Immobilized Adhesins from Porphyromonas gingivalis

@article{Dietrich2008HumanA,
  title={Human $\alpha$- and $\beta$-Defensins Bind to Immobilized Adhesins from Porphyromonas gingivalis},
  author={D. Dietrich and Xiangjun Xiao and D. Dawson and M. B{\'e}langer and H. Xie and A. Progulske-Fox and K. Brogden},
  journal={Infection and Immunity},
  year={2008},
  volume={76},
  pages={5714 - 5720}
}
ABSTRACT Human neutrophil peptide α-defensins (HNPs) and human β-defensins (HBDs) are small well-characterized peptides with broad antimicrobial activities and a diversity of innate immune functions. Although the interactions of defensins with bacteria and their membranes have been well characterized, the interactions of defensins with bacterial adhesins have not. Here we determine if HNPs and HBDs bind to the immobilized adhesins of Porphyromonas gingivalis strain 381, recombinant… Expand
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