Publication: Beyond anti-microbial properties: The role of cathelicidin in allergic rhinitis
GEDIK, A. H.
Background: Cathelicidin, an anti-microbial peptide, is a component of the innate immune system. Cathelicidin has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory functions. Knowledge about the role of the innate immune system in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases has expanded in recent years. We measured levels of the LL-37 peptide in the nasal fluids of children with allergic rhinitis (AR) and investigated the possible role of this peptide in the pathogenesis of AR.
DILEK F., Gultepe B., OZKAYA E., YAZICI M., GEDIK A. H. , CAKIR E., -Beyond anti-microbial properties: The role of cathelicidin in allergic rhinitis-, ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, cilt.44, ss.297-302, 2016