Aliases for DEFB104A Gene
External Ids for DEFB104A Gene
Previous Symbols for DEFB104A Gene
Defensins form a family of antimicrobial and cytotoxic peptides made by neutrophils. Defensins are short, processed peptide molecules that are classified by structure into three groups: alpha-defensins, beta-defensins and theta-defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic chromosomal regions. Chromosome 8p23 contains at least two copies of the duplicated beta-defensin cluster. This duplication results in two identical copies of defensin, beta 104, DEFB104A and DEFB104B, in head-to-head orientation. This gene, DEFB104A, represents the more centromeric copy. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB104A Gene
DEFB104A (Defensin, Beta 104A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB104A include ulcerative colitis. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Defensins. An important paralog of this gene is DEFB104B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB104A Gene
Has antimicrobial activity. Synergistic effects with lysozyme and DEFB103.