RNase 7 – part of the innate immune system of the nasal mucosa

Alexander Bremer, Janet Wohlers, Rainer Podschun, Peter Lamprecht, Petra Ambrosch, Jürgen Harder, Regina Gläser & Martin Laudien
Introduction: Ribonuclease (RNase) 7 is a cationic peptide with broad antimicrobial activity including Staphylococcus (S.) aureus and is detectable e.g. in epithelia of the skin and intestine. Hitherto nasal secretion has not been investigated in respect to RNase 7 concentration although inhaled microorganisms[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]