External Ids for DEFB136 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB136 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 DEFB136 Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB136 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.