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Fungicidal activity of five cathelicidin peptides against clinically isolated yeasts

Identification of 2 Hypothetical Genes Involved in Neisseria meningitidis Cathelicidin Resistance

Uncovering host defences in the urinary tract: cathelicidin and beyond*

Sequence Analysis and Polymorphism Discovery in 4 Members of the Bovine Cathelicidin Gene Family

Role of uropathogenic Escherichia coli OmpT in the resistance against human cathelicidin LL-37

Expression and potential function of cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides in dermatophytosis and tinea versicolor

In vitro effect on Cryptosporidium parvum of short-term exposure to cathelicidin peptides

Staphylococcus aureus Exploits Cathelicidin Antimicrobial Peptides Produced during Early Pneumonia to Promote Staphylokinase-Dependent Fibrinolysis

Bacterial products increase expression of the human cathelicidin hCAP-18/LL-37 in cultured human sinus epithelial cells

Comparative in vitro activity of five cathelicidin-derived synthetic peptides against Leptospira, Borrelia and Treponema pallidum

Salivary mucins inhibit antibacterial activity of the cathelicidin-derived LL-37 peptide but not the cationic steroid CSA-13

Human anti-microbial cathelicidin peptide LL-37 suppresses the LPS-induced apoptosis of endothelial cells

Antimicrobial cathelicidin polypeptide CAP11 suppresses the production and release of septic mediators in D-galactosamine-sensitized endotoxin shock mice

Antimicrobial cathelicidin peptide LL-37 inhibits the pyroptosis of macrophages and improves the survival of polybacterial septic mice

Cathelicidin PR-39 peptide inhibits hypoxia/reperfusion-induced kidney cell apoptosis by suppression of the endoplasmic reticulum-stress pathway

Permeases of the Sap Transporter Are Required for Cathelicidin Resistance and Virulence of Haemophilus ducreyi in Humans

Low Plasma Level of Cathelicidin Antimicrobial Peptide (hCAP18) Predicts Increased Infectious Disease Mortality in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

Understanding the High Infectious Disease Mortality among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: Potential Risk of Concurrently Low Cathelicidin and Gelsolin Levels


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A group of cationic antimicrobial peptides mostly found in the secretory (azurophil) granules of neutrophils, although may be found elsewhere. The antimicrobial activity is in a structurally varied C-terminal cationic region that is joined to a conserved cathelin-like propiece from which it is proteolytically released. Examples are LL-37/hCAP18, CAP-18, SMAP-29, BMAP-27, and BMAP-28, the protegrin PG-1, and indolicidin (13 aa).

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