Factors classically associated with immune functions
ProteinImmune system propertiesNervous system propertiesReferences
Antimicrobial peptides(AMPs)
  • Secreted by epithelial and phagocyticcells

  • Disrupt microbial membranes leading to destruction of pathogen

  • Antimicrobial in nervous system niches

  • Control chemotaxis of immune cells and astroglia

  • Mediate iron homeostasis

  • Modulate nerve impulses

  • Implicated in aging and neurodegeneration

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