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Official Full Name
Homo sapiens defensin, beta 106A DNA.
Background
Defensins form a family of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides made by neutrophils. Defensins are short, processed peptide molecules that are classified by structure into three groups: alpha-defensins, beta-defensins and theta-defensins. All beta-defensin genes are densely clustered in four to five syntenic chromosomal regions. Chromosome 8p23 contains at least two copies of the duplicated beta-defensin cluster. This duplication results in two identical copies of defensin, beta 106, DEFB106A and DEFB106B, in head-to-head orientation. This gene, DEFB106A, represents the more centromeric copy.
Synonyms
DEFB106A; defensin, beta 106A; DEFB106, defensin, beta 106; beta-defensin 106; DEFB 6; BD6; Beta Defensin 106; DEFB106; beta-defensin 6; defensin, beta 6; BD-6; DEFB-6; MGC118938; MGC118939; MGC118940; MGC118941; MGC133011; MGC133012; BD-6, DEFB-6, DEFB106