Ultrastructural localization of phenoloxidases in cuticle and haemopoietic tissue of the blowfly Lucilia cuprina.

@article{Binnington1988UltrastructuralLO,
  title={Ultrastructural localization of phenoloxidases in cuticle and haemopoietic tissue of the blowfly Lucilia cuprina.},
  author={Keith C. Binnington and Fred Barrett},
  journal={Tissue & cell},
  year={1988},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          405-19
        }
}
The ultrastructural localization of two types of biochemically characterized phenol oxidase activity is described in the larva of the sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina. Cuticular tyrosinase activity (enzyme A) is seen in epicuticular filaments and procuticle. Procuticle activity can be detected only after a presumed process of activation takes place in damaged cuticle. By using either the dopamine reaction or inducing melanization by hot-water treatment, tyrosinase is readily shown in haemopoietic… CONTINUE READING

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