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Novel Anti-bacterial Activities of β-defensin 1 in Human Platelets: Suppression of Pathogen Growth and Signaling of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation

  • Bjoern F. Kraemer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bjoern F. Kraemer, Robert A. Campbell, Andrew S. Weyrich

    Affiliations: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, Medizinische Klinik III, Universitaetsklinikum Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

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  • Robert A. Campbell equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bjoern F. Kraemer, Robert A. Campbell, Andrew S. Weyrich

    Affiliation: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Hansjörg Schwertz,

    Affiliations: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Mark J. Cody,

    Affiliation: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Zechariah Franks,

    Affiliation: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Neal D. Tolley,

    Affiliation: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Walter H. A. Kahr,

    Affiliation: Division of Haematology/Oncology, Program in Cell Biology, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Stephan Lindemann,

    Affiliation: The Petri-Hospital, Warburg, Germany

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  • Peter Seizer,

    Affiliation: Medizinische Klinik III, Universitaetsklinikum Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

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  • Christian C. Yost,

    Affiliations: Molecular Medicine Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Guy A. Zimmerman,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Andrew S. Weyrich equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bjoern F. Kraemer, Robert A. Campbell, Andrew S. Weyrich

    andy.weyrich@u2m2.utah.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Published: November 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002355

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