Antimicrobial Peptide, Liver-Expressed
Liver Expressed Antimicrobial Peptide
Liver-Expressed Antimicrobial Peptide
Peptide, Liver-Expressed Antimicrobial
Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.