volume 17, issue 11, P1082-1086 1998
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.17.11.1082.5235
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Abstract: This report demonstrates the presence of defensin in the human cornea and the capacity of corneal keratocytes to produce defensin mRNA in response to IL-1alpha and TNFalpha. Release of defensins by keratocytes in response to cytokines elaborated in corneal inflammation may contribute to the host defense response in microbial keratitis.