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Latest Defensin Stories

2014-01-15 14:29:54

Defensins, as their name implies, are small proteins found in plants and animals that help ward off viral, bacterial or fungal pests.

2013-10-18 11:24:28

Leishmaniasis is a vector borne disease caused by different Leishmania species with different clinical manifestations.

2012-07-25 09:31:19

Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut).

2011-01-21 16:15:34

Under standard laboratory conditions, the human beta-defensin 1 (hBD-1), a human antibiotic naturally produced in the body, had always shown only little activity against microbes.

2010-06-02 13:46:50

Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens.

2010-01-27 11:18:48

A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease.


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