What are endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMP)?

A good question would be even though in psoriasis barrier function is disrupted still we don’t see so many bacterial infections in psoriatic skin. Why?


Schauber and Gallo 2008. Antimicrobial peptides and the skin immune defense system. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 122(2), pp. 261–266. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.03.027.