Identification, cloning and functional characterization of novel beta-defensins in the rat (Rattus norvegicus)

@article{Yenugu2006IdentificationCA,
  title={Identification, cloning and functional characterization of novel beta-defensins in the rat (Rattus norvegicus)},
  author={S. Yenugu and Vishnu Chintalgattu and C. Wingard and Y. Radhakrishnan and F. French and S. Hall},
  journal={Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
  • S. Yenugu, Vishnu Chintalgattu, +3 authors S. Hall
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
  • Backgroundbeta-defensins are small cationic peptides that exhibit broad spectrum antimicrobial properties. The majority of beta-defensins identified in humans are predominantly expressed in the male reproductive tract and have roles in non-immunological processes such as sperm maturation and capacitation. Characterization of novel defensins in the male reproductive tract can lead to increased understanding of their dual roles in immunity and sperm maturation.MethodsIn silico rat genomic… CONTINUE READING
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