Aliases for DEFB126 Gene
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Previous Symbols for DEFB126 Gene
Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the immunologic response to invading microorganisms. The antimicrobial protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. Beta defensin genes are found in several clusters throughout the genome, with this gene mapping to a cluster at 20p13. The encoded protein is highly similar to an epididymal-specific secretory protein (ESP13.2) from cynomolgus monkey. Mutation of this gene is associated with impaired sperm function. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB126 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB126 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.