In vitro thrombolytic potential of bioactive compounds from marine Streptomyces sp. VITJS4


  • S Jemimah Naine VIT university
  • C Subathra Devi VIT University
  • V Mohanasrinivasan VIT University



Bioactive compounds, clot busters, Marine actinomycetes, Streptomyces sp VITJS4


The most practical approach to reduce morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease (CHD) is to delay the process of thrombus by usage of clot-dissolving agents. The necessities of such safer compounds are to be critically examined for thrombolytic activity especially, from marine sources. Thrombolytic agents have been investigated as a possible treatment for thrombus. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro thrombolytic potential of Streptomyces sp.VITJS4 (NCIM No. 5574); (ACC No: JQ234978.1) active compounds. The fibrin degradation revealed a clear transparent zone of clearance with 500μg/mL concentration showing 24mm hydrolysis. The thrombolytic effect of Streptomyces sp.VITJS4 compounds was also demonstrated in vitro clot lysis assay where The percent of thrombolysis by the crude extract showed 90±1.7% at the concentration of 1000µg/mL,  whereas percent of thrombolysis by streptokinase was found 100± 00%%. The bioactive compounds were further studied for spectrophotometric analysis. The UV-VIS profile showed different peaks ranging from 400-700 nm with different absorption respectively. The data confirmed the presence of both analogues with absorption maxima at 210 and 310 nm. A sensitive method using LC-MS technique was optimized for the separation and identification of bioactive metabolites which was indicated by the fingerprints. The results of the LC-MS analysis provided different peaks determining the presence of compounds with different therapeutic activities.  The current study refers the bioactive compound as impressive thrombolytic agent for further laboratory study. Further studies should be conducted to ensure the efficacy and safety of different concentration of bioactive compounds for drug development. Hence the results reported perhaps useful for the discovery of novel thrombolytic drugs from marine origin.


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JEMIMAH NAINE, S., SUBATHRA DEVI, C. and MOHANASRINIVASAN, V., 2016. In vitro thrombolytic potential of bioactive compounds from marine Streptomyces sp. VITJS4 . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1314–1323. [Accessed7 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-32683. Available from:



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