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Table 2 General characteristic features of rat β-defensin protein isoforms.

From: Identification, cloning and functional characterization of novel beta-defensins in the rat (Rattus norvegicus)

  DEFB21 DEFB24 DEFB27 DEFB30 DEFB36
Lengtha(aa) 64 64 47 53 45
MW (kD)a 7.48 7.50 5.59 6.32 5.47
pIa 8.58 9.06 8.26 9.06 9.74
Cysteinesb 6 6 6 6 6
Net Chargea +3 +5 +2 +5 +10
  1. a amino acids in mature protein not including the signal peptide
  2. b number of cysteines in the C termini