Antibacterial action of L-amino acid oxidase from the skin mucus of rockfish Sebastes schlegelii.


L-amino acid oxidase (LAO) shows broadly antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria by H(2)O(2) generated in the oxidative process of L-amino acids. However, LAO (termed SSAP) isolated from the rockfish Sebastes schlegelii skin mucus acted selectively on Gram-negative bacteria. Therefore, this study was undertaken to clarify the… (More)