Jack bean urease alters serotonin-induced effects on Rhodnius prolixus anterior midgut.

@article{Stanisuaski2010JackBU,
  title={Jack bean urease alters serotonin-induced effects on Rhodnius prolixus anterior midgut.},
  author={Fernanda Stanisçuaski and Victoria A Te Brugge and C{\'e}lia Regina Carlini and Ian Orchard},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={1078-86}
}
Urease isoforms from jack bean seeds are toxic to insects, and this entomotoxic effect is mostly due to the release of a peptide by insect digestive enzymes. We previously demonstrated that jack bean urease (JBU) has antidiuretic effects on Rhodnius prolixus Malpighian tubules, decreasing the serotonin-stimulated secretion of fluid. Now, we evaluate the… CONTINUE READING