Example sentences for: defensins

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  • Sequence analyses of defensins and similar antimicrobial peptides have revealed the telltale signatures of positive selection, with d N greater than d S in many comparisons (Hughes 1999; Duda et al.

  • One important group are the defensins, a large class of short antimicrobial peptides that constitute an effective immune response team in organisms as diverse as plants and primates (Boman 1995).

  • Because defensins are cationic (positively charged), they are able to interact with negatively charged molecules on the surface of microbes and permeate their membranes.

  • The intense selective pressure on the defensins and APOBEC3G illustrates that although the innate immune response is generalist in its action, it is as highly and intricately evolved as its better-studied ally, the adaptive immune system.


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