The skin, mucous membranes, and subepithelial areolar tissue are all examples of mechanical barriers that also contain anti-microbial molecules. Name two such molecules for the skin, one for mucous membranes, and one for subepithelial areolar tissue.
- Skin - defensins from neutrophils, lactic acid found in perspirant
- Mucous Membranes - contain the enzyme lysozyme
- Subepithelial Areolar Tissue - contains hyaluronic acid which degrades hyaluronidase an enzyme used by pathogens to spread