Determination of the Bacteriostatic Activity of Glycophorin Preparations from Red Blood Cell (RBC) Membranes of Yellow Tail and Red Sea Bream

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Takahiko Aoki

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Glycophorins (GPs) in red blood cell (RBC) membranes of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) exhibit bacteriostatic activity against various gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. To clarify the physiological activity of teleost fish GPs other than those from carp, we performed a sensitivity test using GP preparations from the RBC membranes of yellow tail and red sea bream. The sensitivity test for the growth of Micrococcus luteus was performed using the disc-plate method. These results suggested that the yellow tail and red sea bream GPs exhibit antibiotic activities.


 

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AOKI, Takahiko. Determination of the Bacteriostatic Activity of Glycophorin Preparations from Red Blood Cell (RBC) Membranes of Yellow Tail and Red Sea Bream. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 12, dec. 2021. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/2613>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v9i12.2613.
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