NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,084 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- 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.