Accession Number : AD0769381

Title :   The Digestive Processes of Haematogphagous Insects. III. Inhibition of Trypsin by Honey and the Possible Functions of the Oesophageal Diverticula of Mosquitoes (Diptera),

Corporate Author : ALBERTA UNIV EDMONTON DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Gooding,R. H. ; Cheung,A. C. ; Rolseth,B. M.

Report Date : 17 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Honey inhibits esterolytic and proteolytic activity of trypsin from Aedes aegypti, Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus, and cattle. The inhibitor is heat stable and only a portion of the inhibition capacity is lost from the honey by dialysis. Glucose, fructose, and sucrose have no effect upon trypsin but ascorbic acid and riboflavin are inhibitory while gluconic acid is an activator. Nectar from lilies but not from honeysuckles inhibits C. pipiens quinquefasciatus trypsin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Culicidae, *Digestive system), (*Esophagus, Culicidae), (*Trypsin, Inhibition), Enzymes, Diptera, Aedes, Culex, Proteins

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE