Latest Defensin Stories
Defensins, as their name implies, are small proteins found in plants and animals that help ward off viral, bacterial or fungal pests.
Leishmaniasis is a vector borne disease caused by different Leishmania species with different clinical manifestations.
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).
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.
Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens.
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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