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  • n. Plural form of cathelicidin.


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  • Vitamin D is critical for the production of proteins called cathelicidins, which play a major role in immunity.

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  • These AMPs include defensins and cathelicidins that have broad spectrum antimicrobial activity, including antiviral activity.

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  • In terms of the mechanism, Ginde and his co-workers note that the vitamin plays a defining role in the production of a type of protein called cathelicidins that are found in many cells including microphages that play a role in immunity.

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  • In our study cathelicidins were identified at greater levels in M. paratuberculosis infection at 10 months PI in comparison to controls, suggesting a possible role in antimycobacterial activity.

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  • Recently, several cathelicidins have also been found from chickens and fishes.

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  • The secondary structure of cathelicidin-BF investigated by CD and NMR spectroscopy in the presence of the helicogenic solvent TFE is an amphipathic α-helical conformation as many other cathelicidins.

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  • Discovery of snake cathelicidin with atypical structural and functional characterization offers new insights on the evolution of cathelicidins.

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  • As other cathelicidins, the precursor of cathelicidin-BF has cathelin-like domain at the N terminus and carry the mature cathelicidin-BF at the C terminus, but it has an atypical acidic fragment insertion between the cathelin-like domain and the C-terminus.

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  • No cathelicidins from other non-mammalian vertebrates have been reported.

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  • [33 ,35], and secretion of antimicrobial peptides (including cathelicidins and defensins) by both immune cells, and respiratory tract epithelium

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