Induction of detoxification enzymes by quercetin in the silkworm.

  title={Induction of detoxification enzymes by quercetin in the silkworm.},
  author={Yue-e Zhang and Hui-jing Ma and Dan-Dan Feng and Xiao-Fei Lai and Zhao-Min Chen and Ming-Yue Xu and Quan-You Yu and Ze Zhang},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  volume={105 3},
Quercetin is one of the most abundant flavonoids and the defense secondary metabolites in plants. In this study, the effect of quercetin on the growth of the silkworm larvae was investigated. Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s), glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), and carboxylesterases (COE) were assayed after exposure to different concentrations of quercetin for 3 d (short-term) and 7 d (long-term), respectively. The results showed that the weight gain of the silkworm larvae significantly… CONTINUE READING
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