Aliases for DEFB130A Gene
External Ids for DEFB130A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DEFB130A 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 8p23. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB130A Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB130A Gene
Antimicrobial host-defense peptide. Has an antiplasmodial activity.