Effects of efrapeptin and destruxin, metabolites of entomogenous fungi, on the hydrolytic activity of a vacuolar type ATPase identified on the brush border membrane vesicles of Galleria mellonella midgut and on plant membrane bound hydrolytic enzymes.

@article{Bandani2001EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of efrapeptin and destruxin, metabolites of entomogenous fungi, on the hydrolytic activity of a vacuolar type ATPase identified on the brush border membrane vesicles of Galleria mellonella midgut and on plant membrane bound hydrolytic enzymes.},
  author={Ali Reza Bandani and Babak Amiri and Tariq M Butt and Ruth Gordon-Weeks},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2001},
  volume={1510 1-2},
  pages={367-77}
}
The brush border membrane of the insect midgut is an initial site for interaction of insecticidal proteins. We have investigated the possibility that it may contain a target site for two insecticidal fungal toxins, destruxin and efrapeptin, both of which are ATPase inhibitors. We have studied the effects of the toxins on the hydrolytic activity of a vacuolar type ATPase (V-ATPase) that we have identified from Galleria mellonella midgut columnar cell brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV) by its… CONTINUE READING