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Molecular cloning of the gene for the allatostatin family of neuropeptides from the cockroach Diploptera punctata.
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A cDNA from the cockroach Diploptera punctata is isolated that encodes a 41.5-kDa precursor polypeptide containing the AST family of peptides, and in situ hybridization indicated the AST-encoding gene is expressed in neurosecretory cells of D. punctata brain.
Comparison of the allatostatin neuropeptide precursors in the distantly related cockroaches Periplaneta americana and Diploptera punctata.
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Describing cDNA and genomic DNA sequences that specify a preproallatostatin precursor in the oviparous cockroach Periplaneta americana revealed several common features, including that the precursors are remarkably similar in size and the organization of the peptides within the precursor is conserved.
Quantitative structure–activity relationship studies of mushroom tyrosinase inhibitors
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The bioactivities of 48 derivatives of benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, and cinnamic acid compounds were used to construct three-dimensional quantitative structure–activity relationship (3D-QSAR) models and it is believed that the QSAR models built here provide important information necessary for the design of novel tyrosinase inhibitors.
Inhibitory Effects of Kojic Acid on Phenoloxidase of Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella
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The ability of kojic acid to inhibit the enzyme activity may be associated with its ability to chelate copper at the active site and the iron ion was found to shorten the lag time obviously, but have no important effect on the monophenolase activity.
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