Glycosidases in the plasma membrane of Ceratitis capitata spermatozoa.

  title={Glycosidases in the plasma membrane of Ceratitis capitata spermatozoa.},
  author={Jari Intra and Daniela De Caro and M Perotti and Maria Enrica Pasini},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={41 2},
Fruit flies in the family Tephritidae are rated among the world's most destructive agricultural pests. The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is emerging as a model organism to study the fertilization in Insects. Three integral proteins with glycosidase activity are present in the plasma membrane of spermatozoa. The glycosidases have been purified and characterized. We have demonstrated the presence of three enzymes, a β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, an α-mannosidase and an α-l-fucosidase… CONTINUE READING
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