Aliases for DEFB124 Gene
External Ids for DEFB124 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DEFB124 Gene
Defensins are cysteine-rich cationic polypeptides that are important in the host immunologic response to invading microorganisms. This antimicrobial protein 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 20q11.1. The encoded protein may serve to enhance innate immunity in the prostate. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for DEFB124 Gene
DEFB124 (Defensin Beta 124) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DEFB124 include Macular Degeneration, Age-Related, 13 and Dermatitis, Atopic, 2. Among its related pathways are Innate Immune System and Defensins. An important paralog of this gene is DEFB135.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DEFB124 Gene
Has antibacterial activity.