The host plant as a factor in the synthesis and secretion of salivary glucose oxidase in larval Helicoverpa zea.

@article{Peiffer2005TheHP,
  title={The host plant as a factor in the synthesis and secretion of salivary glucose oxidase in larval Helicoverpa zea.},
  author={Michelle Peiffer and Gary W Felton},
  journal={Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={106-13}
}
We investigated the effect of the host plant on the synthesis and secretion of the elicitor glucose oxidase in the salivary glands of larval Helicoverpa zea. Glucose oxidase catalyses the oxidation of d-glucose to produce d-gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Previous studies have found that the product hydrogen peroxide is primarily responsible for suppressing the wound-inducible defenses of the host plant. Using an antibody specific for glucose oxidase, we determined the effect of the host… CONTINUE READING