Table I.

Concentrations of known antimicrobial peptides in nasal fluid as measured by semiquantitative Western analysisa

Antimicrobial PeptideNasal Fluid (μg/ml)CM-Depleted Nasal Fluid (μg/ml)Extract (μg/ml)
Lysozyme500 ± 0.01.26 ± 0.15465.8 ± 9.3
Lactoferrin190 ± 4.4736 ± 14.630.4 ± 8.16
SLPI90 ± 4.280.0 ± 0.073.4 ± 11.38
HNP-1 to-39.2 ± 0.27.6 ± 1.072.72 ± 0.19
HBD-20.0679 ± 0.0090.0 ± 0.00.036 ± 0.003
  • a n = 6 extractions.