Mouse beta defensin-1 is a functional homolog of human beta defensin-1

@article{Morrison1998MouseBD,
  title={Mouse beta defensin-1 is a functional homolog of human beta defensin-1},
  author={Gillian M. Morrison and Donald J Davidson and Fiona M. Kilanowski and Duncan W. Borthwick and Ken Crook and Alison I. Maxwell and John R.W. Govan and Julia R. Dorin},
  journal={Mammalian Genome},
  year={1998},
  volume={9},
  pages={453-457}
}
Defensin are 3–4 kDa antimicrobial peptides of which three distinct families have been identified; α-defensin, β-defensins, and insect defensins. Recent investigations have shown that β-defensins are present in the human airways and may be relevant to the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. We report here the further characterization of a… CONTINUE READING