Characterization of phenoloxidase activity in Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata).

  title={Characterization of phenoloxidase activity in Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata).},
  author={Saleem H. Aladaileh and Peters Rodney and Sham V. Nair and David A. Raftos},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  volume={148 4},
Phenoloxidase (PO) activity was studied in Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata). As in other molluscs, PO was found to exist as a pro-enzyme (proPO) in hemocytes. ProPO could be activated to PO by exogenous proteases (trypsin and chymotrypsin), exposure of hemocytes to pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and by the detergents, Triton X-100 and sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS). Inhibition studies confirmed the proPO activating system of Sydney rock oysters is a proteinase cascade… CONTINUE READING

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