Aliases for DEFB105B Gene
External Ids for DEFB105B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB105B Gene
Defensins form a family of antimicrobial and cytotoxic peptides made by neutrophils. Defensins are short, processed peptide molecules that are classified by structure into three groups: alpha-defensins, beta-defensins and theta-defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic chromosomal regions. Chromosome 8p23 contains at least two copies of the duplicated beta-defensin cluster. This duplication results in two identical copies of defensin, beta 105, DEFB105A and DEFB105B, in tail-to-tail orientation. This gene, DEFB105B, represents the more telomeric copy. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB105B Gene
DEFB105B (Defensin Beta 105B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB105B include Cardiomyopathy, Familial Hypertrophic, 12 and Osteopetrosis, Autosomal Recessive 2. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System. An important paralog of this gene is DEFB105A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DEFB105B Gene
Has antibacterial activity.