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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
108927
Status
Published
Date of creation
2015-10-14 17:26 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2015-10-14 17:26 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Defensin coding sequence
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Human neutrophil peptide
Neutrophil defensin
Abbreviation
CS-DEF-HUMAN
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Homo sapiens - HUMAN
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Defensin
Biological function
Defensins are a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides thought to be involved in host defense. They are abundant in the granules of neutrophils and also found in the epithelia of mucosal surfaces such as those of the intestine, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and vagina. Members of the defensin family are highly similar in protein sequence and distinguished by a conserved cysteine motif.
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