The salivary scavenger and agglutinin in early life: diverse roles in amniotic fluid and in the infant intestine.


The salivary scavenger and agglutinin (SALSA), also known as gp340 and dmbt1, is an antimicrobial and inflammation-regulating molecule located at the mucosal surfaces. The present study revealed that SALSA was present in the amniotic fluid (AF) and exceptionally enriched in both meconium and feces of infants. Based on immunological and mass spectrometric… (More)
DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1401631


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