Aliases for DEFB121 Gene
External Ids for DEFB121 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the beta subfamily of defensins. Beta-defensins are antimicrobial peptides that protect tissues and organs from infection by a variety of microorganisms. This gene is found in a cluster with other beta-defensin genes on the long arm of chromosome 20. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB121 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB121 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.