SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • antibacterial factors;
  • rabbitfish;
  • skin mucus;
  • gram-negative bacteria;
  • glycoprotein

Aqueous extracts from the skin mucus of two species of rabbitfishes Siganus fuscescens and S. guttatus showed antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria. Stability tests and chromatographic analyses suggested that the S. fuscescens antibacterial factor is an acidic glycoprotein with a molecular mass of 400 kDa.