Human defensins

  title={Human defensins},
  author={Josef Johann Schneider and Angela Unholzer and Martin Schaller and Monika Sch{\"a}fer-Korting and Hans Christian Korting},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Medicine},
Antimicrobial peptides are small, cationic, amphiphilic peptides of 12–50 amino acids with microbicidal activity against both bacteria and fungi. The eukaryotic antimicrobial peptides may be divided into four distinct groups according to their structural features: cysteine-free α-helices, extended cysteine-free α-helices with a predominance of one or two amino acids, loop structures with one intramolecular disulfide bond, and β-sheet structures which are stabilised by two or three… CONTINUE READING
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