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DEFA5 [ENSP00000329890]

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 ...

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