Biochemical and immunological studies on an α‐glycerophosphate dehydrogenase from the tephritid fly, Anastrepha suspensa

Ranjit Sarma, G. Barrie Kitto, Stewart Berlocher, Guy L. Bush

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Abstract

A rapid and efficient procedure has been developed for the purification of α‐glycerophosphate dehydrogenase from the tephritid fly Anastrepha suspensa. This procedure is applicable to the isolation of the enzyme from other tephritids. The A. suspensa α‐glycerophosphate dehydrogenase is dimeric with a molecular weight of 70,000 and a subunit molecular weight of 35,000. The pH optimum of the enzyme is 7.0. The amino acid composition is compared with that of other α‐glycerophosphate dehydrogenases. By means of the quantitative microcomplement fixation procedure the A. suspensa α‐glycerophosphate dehydrogenase is compared immunologically to a variety of other tephritid and dipteran α‐glycerophosphate dehydrogenases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-286
Number of pages16
JournalArchives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987

Keywords

  • biochemical studies
  • immunological studies
  • tephritid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Insect Science

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