Inducibility of the antimicrobial peptides RNase7, HBD-2 and HBD-3 and its influence on clinical outcome of Staphylococcus aureus-positive skin infections

P. Zanger, J. Holzer, R. Schleucher, H. Scherbaum, B. Schittek & S. Gabrysch
Objectives: Gram-positive bacteria are the predominant cause of skin infections. Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) are believed to be of major importance in skin's innate defense against these pathogens. This study aimed at providing clinical evidence for the contribution of AMP inducibility in determining[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]