Alkaloidal Glycosidase Inhibitors and Digestive Glycosidase Inhibition in Specialist and Generalist Herbivores of Omphalea diandra

@article{Kite2004AlkaloidalGI,
  title={Alkaloidal Glycosidase Inhibitors and Digestive Glycosidase Inhibition in Specialist and Generalist Herbivores of Omphalea diandra},
  author={Geoffrey C. Kite and Annie Scofield and David C. Lees and Michael Hughes and Nick G C Smith},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={119-135}
}
Generalist herbivores of the neotropical liana Omphalea diandra (Euphorbiaceae) were compared to the specialist herbivore, larvae of the uraniid moth Urania fulgens, with respect to their ability to accumulate the alkaloidal glycosidase inhibitors (AGIs) produced by the plant and the resistance of their digestive glycosidases to inhibition by these AGIs. The generalist herbivores did not accumulate the AGI aglycones 2R,5R-dihydroxymethyl-3R,4R-dihydroxypyrrolidine (DMDP) and 2,6-dideoxy-2,6… CONTINUE READING

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