Resources Contact Us Home
Escapin protein, a broadly antimicrobial compound from ink of the sea hare Aplysia californica, and uses thereof

Image Number 12 for United States Patent #7329517.

The present invention provides an isolated polypeptide (escapin), and fragments thereof, from the sea hare Aplysia californica that have antimicrobial action directed against fungi, yeast, bacteria, and cyanobacteria. Further, the present invention provides an isolated nucleic acid, and fragments thereof, that encode the polypeptide and fragments thereof. Also provided are primers for detecting the nucleic acids of the present invention. A method of inhibiting microbial growth and inhibiting biofilm formation on a surface is also provided.

  Recently Added Patents
LED lighting module
Herbicide composition having improved effectiveness, method of preparation and use
Bread basket
Lentiviral gene transfer vectors and their medicinal applications
Methods and compositions for wound healing
Viewing stand
Grid computing accounting and statistics management system
  Randomly Featured Patents
Drive system for imaging device
Method for producing 1-olefins using palladium carbene compounds
Method, device, and computer-readable medium for establishing simultaneous incoming integrated services digital network calls
Process of producing chewing gum base in particle form and product thereof
Voltage output driver and filter
Use of phospholipid arachidonic acids for increasing muscle mass in humans
Method of marking ophthalmic lenses of organic material and lenses so marked
Quill can
Convertible toy chair