Aliases for DEFB4B Gene
External Ids for DEFB4B Gene
Previous Symbols for DEFB4B Gene
Defensins form a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides made by neutrophils. Members of the defensin family are highly similar in protein sequence. This gene encodes defensin, beta 4, an antibiotic peptide which is locally regulated by inflammation. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB4B Gene
DEFB4B (Defensin, Beta 4B) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is DEFB4A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DEFB4B Gene
Has antibacterial activity.