From the database of
Science IndicatorsSM, this list of Fast Moving
Fronts has been generated by a comparison of the data sets for the
current period of January 2002-December 31, 2007, and the previous
period of November 2001-October 31, 2007 (sliding 6-year period).
Two Research Fronts were selected for mapping from the list of Fast
Moving Fronts from this period. They are:
Defensins are members of a large family of
antimicrobial peptides, contributing to the
antimicrobial action of granulocytes, mucosal host
defence in the small intestine and epithelial host
defence in the skin.