Increased Secretion of α-defensin (IMAGE) Hokkaido University Caption The administration of R -Spondin1 resulted in the increased secretion of α-defensin (right) compared to the control experiment (left). Credit Hokkaido University Usage Restrictions These images are copyrighted and can be used for reporting this press release if appropriately credited. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.