The antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin protects the urinary tract against invasive bacterial infection


The urinary tract functions in close proximity to the outside environment, yet must remain free of microbial colonization to avoid disease. The mechanisms for establishing an antimicrobial barrier in this area are not completely understood. Here, we describe the production and function of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides LL-37, its precursor hCAP-18… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nm1407


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