USE OF FISH EPIDERMAL MUCUS AS AN ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT– A REVIEW |  UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY

The epidermal mucus layer on fish skin contains numerous antimicrobial compounds that serve as a first line of defence against invasive infections from the surrounding environment. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), lysozyme, lectins, complement, transferrin, interferon, pentraxins, natural antibodies, protease, and other components found in mucus enable innate immunity. Many AMPs have been found in fish, including hepcidins, defensins, cathelicidins, histone-derived peptides, and piscidins, all of which have an antibacterial range. Because of their broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity and mode of action that differs from that of small-molecule antibiotics, antimicrobial peptides are extremely appealing possibilities for therapeutic medicines. This paper covers the possible use of mucus as an antibacterial agent in vivo.

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