Polymorphisms of beta defensins are associated with the risk of severe acute pancreatitis.


AIMS Bacterial translocation from the intestinal tract plays an important role in severe acute pancreatitis (AP). Human β-defensins are a family of antimicrobial peptides present at the mucosal surface. The aim of this study was to investigate the relevance of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the DEFB1 gene and copy number polymorphisms of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000276987