Binding properties of a locust's chemosensory protein.

The chemosensory protein CSP-sg4 of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria binds reversibly N-phenyl-1-naphthylamine in fluorescent-binding assays, with a dissociation constant of 4 microM. Upon binding to the protein, the emission peaks of the fluorescent probe undergo a marked blue shift, accompanied by an order of magnitude increase of the maximum… CONTINUE READING