CAP18

AcronymDefinition
CAP18Cationic Antimicrobial Protein of 18 kDa
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All abstracts accepted for presentation at the CAP18 meeting and for Archives Web-only publication that were submitted by CAP junior members were eligible for selection as one of the Top 5 Junior Member Abstract Program winners.
The Abstract/Case Study Review Committee for CAP18 acknowledges the efforts of the following individuals for their assistance in selecting the winning Top 5 Junior Member abstracts:
(5), (6) In humans, these antibiotics are inactive as a pro-protein named 18kDa Cationic Antimicrobial Protein (CAP18) until the proteolytic processing by the skin serine protease kallikrein-5 turns it biologically active as 37-amino-acid peptide (LL-37).