Aliases for DEFB119 Gene
External Ids for DEFB119 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DEFB119 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB119 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the beta subfamily of defensins. Beta-defensins are antimicrobial peptides that protect tissues and organs from infection by a variety of microorganisms. This gene is found in a cluster with other beta-defensin genes on the long arm of chromosome 20. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB119 Gene
DEFB119 (Defensin Beta 119) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB119 include Spastic Paraplegia 20, Autosomal Recessive. Among its related pathways are Defensins and Innate Immune System.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DEFB119 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.