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International Journal of Peptides
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 594723, 7 pages
Review Article

Structural and Functional Consequences Induced by Post-Translational Modifications in α-Defensins

1School of Biosciences and Biotechnologies, University of Camerino, Gentile III da Varano Street, 62032 Camerino, Italy
2Department of Chemistry, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
3Research Center, Novartis, Fiorentina 1 Street, 53100 Siena, Italy
4Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy

Received 3 April 2011; Accepted 22 May 2011

Academic Editor: Peter Bergman

Copyright © 2011 Enrico Balducci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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