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Table 1 Natural anti-microbial expression in the female reproductive tract.

From: Innate immune defences in the human endometrium

Site of expression Anti-microbial Reference
Vagina HD5 [33]
  HBD11 [34]
  Elafin2 [81]
  hCAP-18 [82]
Cervix HD5 [32, 33]
  HBD11 [34]
  Elafin2 [81]
  SLPI2 [83, 84]
  hCAP-18 [82]
Fallopian tube HD5 (variable) [33]
  HBD11 [34]
  SLPI2 [85]
First trimester decidua SLPI2 [39]
Amnion/Amniotic fluid SLPI2 [86, 87]
  Lactoferrin [88]
Term decidua SLPI2 [86]
  Lactoferrin [88]
Chorion HD5 [32]
Placenta HNP1 or 3 [89]
  HBD11 [90]
  HBD31 [91]
  1. 1chemoattractant role 2anti-protease activity