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A Search for Antimicrobial Peptides in the Skin Mucosa of the Hardhead Catfish, Arius felis

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003477/00001

Material Information

Title: A Search for Antimicrobial Peptides in the Skin Mucosa of the Hardhead Catfish, Arius felis
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Bishop, Margaret
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Catfish
Mucus
Antimicrobial Peptide
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The purpose of this project was to determine whether antimicrobial peptides exist in the skin mucus of wounded Hardhead Catfish, Arius felis. In order to gain sufficient background, the teleost immune system was studied with a focus on the antimicrobial peptides of innate immunity. First, a study of the humoral and cellular mechanisms of immunity was undertaken. This knowledge was then developed into a broader picture of the immune system with a study of the lymphoid tissues of the teleost system. This review supported the hypothesis that antimicrobial peptides might be present in the skin mucus of wounded Arius felis and also gave the background used to develop the methods used in this experiment. Both an unwounded and a wounded mucus sample were collected from each of the five experimental subjects used and assayed for antimicrobial activity. The levels of bacterial growth suppression induced by each type of sample were compared against each other and a control of phosphate buffered saline. The results showed no visible antimicrobial activity, but this was only a preliminary study and it is still too early to tell whether antimicrobial peptides exist in the Hardhead Catfish.
Statement of Responsibility: by Margaret Bishop
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Walstrom, Katherine

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 B6
System ID: NCFE003477:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003477/00001

Material Information

Title: A Search for Antimicrobial Peptides in the Skin Mucosa of the Hardhead Catfish, Arius felis
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Bishop, Margaret
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Catfish
Mucus
Antimicrobial Peptide
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The purpose of this project was to determine whether antimicrobial peptides exist in the skin mucus of wounded Hardhead Catfish, Arius felis. In order to gain sufficient background, the teleost immune system was studied with a focus on the antimicrobial peptides of innate immunity. First, a study of the humoral and cellular mechanisms of immunity was undertaken. This knowledge was then developed into a broader picture of the immune system with a study of the lymphoid tissues of the teleost system. This review supported the hypothesis that antimicrobial peptides might be present in the skin mucus of wounded Arius felis and also gave the background used to develop the methods used in this experiment. Both an unwounded and a wounded mucus sample were collected from each of the five experimental subjects used and assayed for antimicrobial activity. The levels of bacterial growth suppression induced by each type of sample were compared against each other and a control of phosphate buffered saline. The results showed no visible antimicrobial activity, but this was only a preliminary study and it is still too early to tell whether antimicrobial peptides exist in the Hardhead Catfish.
Statement of Responsibility: by Margaret Bishop
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Walstrom, Katherine

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 B6
System ID: NCFE003477:00001

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