Literature on DEFA5
Defensin, alpha 5, Paneth cell-specific; Has antimicrobial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Defensins are thought to kill microbes by permeabilizing their plasma membrane. All DEFA5 peptides exert antimicrobial activities, but their potency is affected by peptide processing; Defensins, alpha
Synonyms: DEFA5, DEFA5p, hDEFA5, Q01523, DEF5 ...