Project

Heat shock proteins and their inducers as protective tools against vibriosis

Duration
01 October 2012 → 01 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
Keywords
heat shock protein artemia vibrios aquaculture
 
Project description

Antibiotics usage in aquaculture is banned due to human health concerns. In this study, heat shock protein (Hsp70) and their inducers will be explored as strategy to fight diseases. Specifically, we aim at determining the active epitope of Hsp70, test its immunogenicity and protective efficacy in Artemia. Next, it will determine the protective effects of the Hsp-inducers in Vibrio-challenged Artemia.