Hu, B., et al. The preparation and antibacterial effect of egg yolk immunoglobulin (IgY) against the outer membrane proteins of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 8/11/2018.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus cause not only various diseases in aquaculture animals but also seafood‐borne illness in human. Outer membrane proteins (OMPs) are species‐specific proteins found in bilayer membranes of gram‐negative bacteria. Egg yolk immunoglobulin (IgY) has been reported to serve as oral administration of antibodies against bacteria and virus. The results suggested that the specific IgY effectively inhibited the growth of V. parahaemolyticus and introduced passive immunity to shrimp.