Aliases for DEFB131 Gene
External Ids for DEFB131 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 4p16. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB131 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB131 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.