The human cathelicidin hCAP18/LL-37: A multifunctional peptide involved in mycobacterial infections

@article{MndezSamperio2010TheHC,
  title={The human cathelicidin hCAP18/LL-37: A multifunctional peptide involved in mycobacterial infections},
  author={Patricia M{\'e}ndez-Samperio},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={1791-1798}
}
Antimicrobial peptides are predominantly small cationic polypeptides that are classified together on the basis of these molecules to directly kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms including mycobacteria, and to activate mechanisms of cellular and adaptive immunity. Various families of antimicrobial peptides have been identified, including the cathelicidins. The cathelicidin family is characterised by a conserved N-terminal cathelin domain and a variable C-terminal antimicrobial domain… CONTINUE READING

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