Factors classically associated with immune functions
ProteinImmune system propertiesNervous system propertiesReferences
Antimicrobial peptides(AMPs)
  1. Secreted by epithelial and phagocytic cells

  2. Disrupt microbial membranes leading to destruction of pathogen

  1. Antimicrobial in nervous system niches

  2. Control chemotaxis of immune cells and astroglia

  3. Mediate iron homeostasis

  4. Modulate nerve impulses

  5. Implicated in aging and neurodegeneration

Hanson et al., 2019;Lezi et al., 2018;Su et al., 2010;Zasloff, 2002
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