Dermicidin


Dermicidin
A potent anti-infective agent that is a natural component of sweat. The first antimicrobial agent found that is produced by cells in the skin, dermicidin is reportedly active against many different types of bacteria (including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Enterococcus faecalis, and Staphylococcus (Staph) aureus) and the common fungus Candida albicans. Dermicidin is also the name of the gene that encodes the protein product, dermicidin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Sweat — A colorless transparent acidic fluid with a distinctive odor secreted by the small tubular sudoriferous (sweat) glands situated within the skin and under it in the subcutaneous tissue. The sweat glands discharge their fluid through tiny openings… …   Medical dictionary


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