"Hepcidins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.
- Liver-Expressed Antimicrobial Peptide
- Antimicrobial Peptide, Liver-Expressed
- Liver Expressed Antimicrobial Peptide
- Peptide, Liver-Expressed Antimicrobial
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