Activation of prophenol oxidase in the liver fluke Fasciola gigantica Cobbold.

@article{Thangaraj1982ActivationOP,
  title={Activation of prophenol oxidase in the liver fluke Fasciola gigantica Cobbold.},
  author={T. Thangaraj and K. Nellaiappan and K. Ramalingam},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1982},
  volume={85 (Pt 3)},
  pages={
          577-81
        }
}
  • T. Thangaraj, K. Nellaiappan, K. Ramalingam
  • Published 1982
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Activation of prophenol oxidase of Fasciola gigantica has been demonstrated using biochemical and electrophoretic techniques. Based on the difference in the electrophoretic pattern of the proenzyme and activated enzyme, a probable mechanism of activation of the prophenol oxidase is suggested. A role for Mehlis' gland in the activation process is suggested. The significance of the results is discussed in the light of related studies in insects. 
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