"Elafin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A secretory proteinase inhibitory protein that was initially purified from human SKIN. It is found in a variety mucosal secretions and is present at high levels in SPUTUM. Elafin may play a role in the innate immunity (IMMUNITY, INNATE) response of the LUNG.
- Skin-Derived Antileukoproteinase
- Antileukoproteinase, Skin-Derived
- Skin Derived Antileukoproteinase
- Protease Inhibitor 3, Skin-derived
- Protease Inhibitor 3, Skin derived
- Protease Inhibitor WAP3
- Inhibitor WAP3, Protease
- Peptidase Inhibitor 3, Skin-derived
- Peptidase Inhibitor 3, Skin derived
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Elafin" by people in Profiles.
Kalams SA, Rogers LM, Smith RM, Barnett L, Crumbo K, Sumner S, Prashad N, Rybczyk K, Milne G, Dowd SE, Chong E, Winikoff B, Aronoff DM. Neither vaginal nor buccal administration of 800?µg misoprostol alters mucosal and systemic immune activation or the cervicovaginal microbiome: a pilot study. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2016 Dec; 21(6):436-442.