Properties of a Kunitz-Type Trypsin Inhibitor from Delonix regia Seeds Against Digestive Proteinases of Anagasta kuehniella (Z.) and Corcyra cephalonica (S.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Author(s): M. L.R. Macedo, S. C. Pando, L. R. Chevreuil, S. Marangoni.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 16 , Issue 12 , 2009

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DrTI was effective against trypsin-like enzymes from A. kuehniella and C. cephalonica, however an artificial diet was insufficient to affect the survival and body weight of either insect. The inhibitor stimulated chymotrypsin-like enzymes and probably induced the synthesis of enzymes insensitive to TLCK in neonate larvae.

Keywords: Trypsin-like, DrTI, Fabaceae, seeds, midgut, TLCK, Lepidoptera

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Year: 2009
Page: [1459 - 1465]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/092986609789839395
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