Highly cationic polypeptides found in lysosomal granules of bovine neutrophil granulocytes. They are thought to be involved in bacterial killing and occur in a third class of granules, the large granules, not found in the neutrophils of most species.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Cathelicidin — Members of the cathelicidin family of antimicrobial polypeptides are characterized by a highly conserved region (cathelin domain) and a highly variable cathelicidin peptide domain. Cathelicidin peptides have been isolated from many different… …   Wikipedia

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