Anti-protease and Immunomodulatory Activities of Bacteria Associated with Caribbean Sponges

  title={Anti-protease and Immunomodulatory Activities of Bacteria Associated with Caribbean Sponges},
  author={Paula Tabares and Sheila Marie Pimentel-Elardo and Tanja Schirmeister and Thomas H{\"u}nig and Ute Hentschel},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
Marine sponges and their associated bacteria have been proven to be a rich source of novel secondary metabolites with therapeutic usefulness in cancer, infection, and autoimmunity. In this study, 79 strains belonging to 20 genera of the order Actinomycetales and seven strains belonging to two genera of the order Sphingomonadales were cultivated from 18 different Caribbean sponges and identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Seven of these strains are likely to represent novel species. Crude… CONTINUE READING
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