THE VENOM OF THE MUD-DAUBER WASPS. I. SCELIPHRON CAEMENTARIUM: PRELIMINARY SEPARATIONS AND FREE AMINO ACID CONTENT.

@article{OConnor1963THEVO,
  title={THE VENOM OF THE MUD-DAUBER WASPS. I. SCELIPHRON CAEMENTARIUM: PRELIMINARY SEPARATIONS AND FREE AMINO ACID CONTENT.},
  author={R. OConnor and W. Rosenbrook},
  journal={Canadian journal of biochemistry and physiology},
  year={1963},
  volume={41},
  pages={
          1943-8
        }
}
Quantitative investigation of Sceliphron caementarium venom, obtained by electrical excitation of the wasp, has shown an unexpectedly small protein fraction of the dried venom. A few percent of the venom consists of the free amino acids histidine, methionine, and pipecolic acid. Three other components have been isolated by paper and thin-layer chromatography and are found to give weak ninhydrin reactions, in addition to certain color tests characteristic of alkaloids. 
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