Published in Immunotherapy Weekly, July 26th, 2006
"Surfactant protein D (SP-D) plays important roles in innate host defense against IAV infection, in part by modifying interactions with neutrophils. Human neutrophil defensins (HNPs) inhibit infectivity of enveloped viruses, including IAV," wrote K.L. Hartshorn and colleagues, Boston University. "Our goal in this study was to characterize antiviral interactions between SP-D and HNPs."
"Recombinant and/or natural forms of SP-D and related collectins and HNPs were tested for antiviral activity against two different strains of IAV. HNPs...
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