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Research Article

Modulation of Antimicrobial Host Defense Peptide Gene Expression by Free Fatty Acids

  • Lakshmi T. Sunkara,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Weiyu Jiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Guolong Zhang mail

    zguolon@okstate.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America, Department of Physiological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049558

About the Authors

Lakshmi T. Sunkara, Weiyu Jiang, Guolong Zhang
Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America
Guolong Zhang
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America
Guolong Zhang
Department of Physiological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: zguolon@okstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LTS GZ. Performed the experiments: LTS WJ GZ. Analyzed the data: LTS WJ GZ. Wrote the paper: LTS GZ.