Crocodile antibiotics

Roland Hübner rhubner at gins.uia.ac.be
Mon Jun 5 05:04:36 EST 2000


> There was a program on TV last night about an antibiotic naturally 
> occuring in Australian crocodile blood.
> 
> Does anyone know where there's further info about this?  I found
> 
> Shaharabany M, Gollop N, Ravin S, Golomb E, DeMarco L, Ferreira PC, 
> Boson WL, Friedman E. 
> 
> Naturally occurring antibacterial activities of avian and crocodile 
> tissues.
> 
> J Antimicrob Chemother. 1999 Sep;44(3):416-8. 
> 
> 
> but there's no abstract and I don't have a subscription (and the 
> institute's sub won't let me at it . . .)
> 
> Ta.


Hello,

 I heard that an antibacterial activity has been detected in potato... 
sort of anti-agglutinine... Unfortunately, I have lost the quotation, 
but maybe searching the literature with this word might help further 
too...

Good luck,
 Roland






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