Beyond anti-microbial properties: The role of cathelicidin in allergic rhinitis.


DILEK F., Gultepe B. , OZKAYA E. , YAZICI M., GEDIK A. H. , CAKIR E.

Allergologia et immunopathologia, vol.44, no.4, pp.297-302, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aller.2015.07.006
  • Title of Journal : Allergologia et immunopathologia
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-302

Abstract

Background: Cathelicidin, an anti-microbial peptide, is a component of the innate immune system. Cathelicidin has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory functions. Knowledge about the role of the innate immune system in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases has expanded in recent years. We measured levels of the LL-37 peptide in the nasal fluids of children with allergic rhinitis (AR) and investigated the possible role of this peptide in the pathogenesis of AR.