|Title||Cathelicidins: microbicidal activity, mechanisms of action, and roles in innate immunity|
|Author(s)||Balaji Ramanathan, E. G. Davis, C. R. Ross, F. Blecha|
|Journal||Microbes and Infection / Institut Pasteur|
|Abstract||Antimicrobial peptides are important host-defense molecules of innate immunity. Cathelicidins are a diverse family of potent, rapidly acting and broadly effective antimicrobial peptides, which are produced by a variety of cells. This review examines the classification, antimicrobial spectrum, mechanism of action, and regulation of cathelicidins.|
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