Characterization of phospholipase B of Culex pipiens fatigans.


Phospholipase B has been found in the mosquito Culex pipiens fatigans, and some of its properties have been studied. The enzyme had a high optimum temperature (45 degrees C) and broad alkaline pH optimum (8-9). It was inactive toward diacylphospholipids, and hydrolyzed lysolecithin at a higher rate than lysophosphatidyl ethanolamine. The enzyme was heat… (More)


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