Aliases for DEFB132 Gene
External Ids for DEFB132 Gene
Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the immunologic response to invading microorganisms. The protein encoded by this gene is secreted and is a member of the beta defensin protein family. This protein binds spermatozoa and has antimicrobial activity against E. coli. Beta defensin genes are found in several clusters throughout the genome, with this gene mapping to a cluster at 20p13. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB132 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB132 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.