Antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic activities of extracts from fish epidermis and epidermal mucus.

@article{Hellio2002AntibacterialAA,
  title={Antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic activities of extracts from fish epidermis and epidermal mucus.},
  author={Claire Hellio and A. M. Pons and Claude Beaupoil and Nathalie Bourgougnon and Yves Le Gal},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={214-9}
}
Annual discards from the world fisheries are estimated to be approximately 20 million metric tonnes (25%) per year. The main objective of this work is to increase the utilisation of by-products (notably skin) from fish species in order to isolate new biologically active compounds. This study presents the results of a screening program for antifungal, antibacterial and cytotoxic activities in epidermal mucus and epidermis extracts of thirteen fish species that are commonly caught in North… CONTINUE READING

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