Insect acetyl-CoA carboxylase: activity during the larval, pupal and adult stages of insect development.

Abstract

1. The activity of the lipogenic enzyme, acetyl-CoA carboxylase, was investigated in four insect species; Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera), Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera), Glossina morsitans and Sarcophaga nodosa (Diptera). 2. Acetyl-CoA carboxylase activity in larval, pupal and adult forms was compared with the saponifiable lipid mass at each stage of the life-cycle, and found to follow similar patterns except for Tenebrio molitor. 3. The results are examined in relation to known metabolic requirements for each insect.

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@article{Goldring1993InsectAC, title={Insect acetyl-CoA carboxylase: activity during the larval, pupal and adult stages of insect development.}, author={J P Dean Goldring and Jennifer Suzanne Read}, journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry}, year={1993}, volume={106 4}, pages={855-8} }