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1. Glycogen phosphorylase of locust fat-body was partially purified by differential centrifugation and dissociation from glycogen particles at two pH values. 2. Optimum activity was obtained at… Continue Reading
Abstract The African migratory locust ( Locusta migratoria ) responds to, and deals differently with the non-protein amino acids β-cyano- l -alanine (BCNA) and α,γ-diaminobutyric acid (DABA). Dietary… Continue Reading
Abstract Administration of β-cyano- l -alanine (BCNA) to adult locusts results in a significant decrease in haemolymph volume within one day. Dehydration becomes acute within 2 to 3 days and causes… Continue Reading
Abstract Locust brain homogenate exhibits transaminase activity with γ -aminobutyrate (GABA) as donor and 2-ketoglutarate as acceptor. The Km for GABA is 8–10 mM with 2-ketoglutarate at 20 mM and at… Continue Reading