Redox-active iron increases hBD-1 expression in epithelial cells
. hBD-1 mRNA expression in human epithelium grown in culture subjected to sham-exposure or exposed to 1 or 10 mM Fe+3Cl3 during a 24 h incubation at 37°C. Results are expressed as the mean ± S.D. of 3 independent experiments (*P = 0.014).