pro-defensin alpha 5 is stored in Paneth cell granules

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R-HSA-1461995
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Homo sapiens
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Pro-defensin alpha 5 is stored in the granules of Paneth cells in the small intestine (Porter et al. 1997). This pro-peptide has some antimicrobial activity but is not as effective as the mature peptide (Ghosh et al. 2002).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
9169779 Localization of human intestinal defensin 5 in Paneth cell granules

Porter, EM, Liu, L, Oren, A, Anton, PA, Ganz, T

Infect Immun 1997
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