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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2003
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Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2003
DOI 10.1186/gb-2003-4-5-r31
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Colin AM Semple, Mark Rolfe, Julia R Dorin


Innate immunity is the first line of defense against microorganisms in vertebrates and acts by providing an initial barrier to microorganisms and triggering adaptive immune responses. Peptides such as beta-defensins are an important component of this defense, providing a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi, mycobacteria and several enveloped viruses. Beta-defensins are small cationic peptides that vary in their expression patterns and spectrum of pathogen specificity. Disruptions in beta-defensin function have been implicated in human diseases, including cystic fibrosis, and a fuller understanding of the variety, function and evolution of human beta-defensins might form the basis for novel therapies. Here we use a combination of laboratory and computational techniques to characterize the main human beta-defensin locus on chromosome 8p22-p23.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 5%
Netherlands 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
Japan 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 50 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 25%
Researcher 13 22%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Master 5 8%
Professor 5 8%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 4 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 8%
Chemistry 5 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 5 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2013.
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