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Β-defensins – Underestimated peptides in influenza combat

Kalenik, Barbara Małgorzata and Góra-Sochacka, Anna and Sirko, Agnieszka (2018) Β-defensins – Underestimated peptides in influenza combat. Virus Research, 247 . pp. 10-14. ISSN 01681702

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2018.01.008


Defensins are a family of host defense peptides present in vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. They display broad antimicrobial activity and immunomodulatory functions. Herein, the natural anti-influenzal role of β-defensins, as well as their potential usage as anti-influenza vaccine adjuvants and therapeutic agents, is reviewed. This article summarizes previously published information on β-defensin modes of action, expression changes after influenza infection and vaccination, biotechnological usage and possible boosting of their production by dietary supplementation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
ID Code:1540
Deposited By: dr Anna Gora-Sochacka
Deposited On:11 Jun 2018 14:38
Last Modified:03 Feb 2020 23:05

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