Detection and characterization of phenoloxidase in the freshwater planarian Dugesia japonica.

@article{Pang2010DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and characterization of phenoloxidase in the freshwater planarian Dugesia japonica.},
  author={Q. Pang and X. Liu and B. Zhao and Y. Jiang and Feng Su and Xiufang Zhang and M. Nie and Meng Zhang and Huanhuan Sun},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={157 1},
  pages={
          54-8
        }
}
  • Q. Pang, X. Liu, +6 authors Huanhuan Sun
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology
  • Freshwater planarians have traditionally been favored animal models in regenerative and developmental biology. Little is known about the immunological research in these animals. Here, we provide spectrophotometric, electrophoretic and histochemical evidence demonstrating the presence and characterization of phenoloxidase (EC 1.14.18.1; PO) activity in the planaria Dugenia japonica. PO activity was optimal at pH 7.5 and at a temperature of 45 degrees C. ProPO in the humoral fluid was readily… CONTINUE READING
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