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Keyword - Defensin (KW-0211)

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Broader

Definition

Families of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides. Defensins have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Defensins kills cells by forming voltage-regulated multimeric channels in the susceptible cell's membrane.

Category

Molecular function

GOi

defense response [ GO:0006952 ]

Graphical

AntimicrobialDefensinMolecular function