NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,158 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (proh-TEH-grin)
- One of a family of small proteins found in white blood cells in pigs. Protegrins kill certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses by making holes in their outer membranes and causing them to burst. A protegrin is a type of antimicrobial peptide.