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- Indra, Alexander, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Acta tropica 2011 v.117 no.1 pp. 56-59
- Mycobacterium leprae; antimicrobial peptides; blood serum; leprosy; patients; Yemen
- ... The antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin LL-37 possesses antituberculous activity, its association with other mycobacterial diseases, such as leprosy, is unknown. We studied serum cathelicidin and 25OH-vitamin D3 levels in 29 leprosy patients and 19 healthy individuals from Yemen. Cathelicidin levels were significantly lower in both treated (n=15) and untreated leprosy patients (n=14) when compared ...