OBO ID: CHEBI:81578
Term Name: cathelicidin Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide
  • cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides
  • cathelicidins
Definition: A group of small, cationic polypeptides (consisting of 12-97 amino acids) that are found in humans and other species, including farm animals (E.g. cattle, horses, pigs, sheep etc). They show a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against bacteria, enveloped viruses and fungi.
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Ontology: Chebi
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