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Elafin

"Elafin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Elafin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Elafin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2009 and 2014
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