Skip to Navigation
New Beta Site!

Please view this page on our new HGNC beta site and let us know what you think via the feedback form.

Gene Family: Defensins

Defensin: Families of microbicidal and cytotoxic peptides. Defensins have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Defensins kills cells by forming voltage-regulated multimeric channels in the susceptible cell's membrane. [Source: UniProt. See also GO]

Family contains the following subsets

Genes contained within subsets