Aliases for DEFB116 Gene
External Ids for DEFB116 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB116 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. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB116 Gene
DEFB116 (Defensin Beta 116) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB116 include Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System. An important paralog of this gene is DEFB129.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DEFB116 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.