Specificity of the enzyme phenoloxidase and possible metabolic pathway of sclerotization in Paraplerurus sauridae.

@article{Nellaiappan1980SpecificityOT,
  title={Specificity of the enzyme phenoloxidase and possible metabolic pathway of sclerotization in Paraplerurus sauridae.},
  author={K. Nellaiappan and K. Ramalingam},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1980},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={
          217-9
        }
}
  • K. Nellaiappan, K. Ramalingam
  • Published 1980
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of parasitology
  • Activity of phenoloxidase in Paraplerurus sauridae on various substrates has been studied spectrophotometrically. The enzyme was shown to be nonspecific and capable of oxidizing both mono- and diphenols. It showed greater activity to some of the mono- and diphenols. Substrates with acidic side chain were oxidized less effectively. Based on the activity of the enzyme on different substrates, a possible metabolic pathway of sclerotization has been suggested. 
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