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α-Amylase Inhibitors from Ficus Sp. Seeds and Their Activities Towards Coleoptera Insect Pests

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Abstract:

α-Amylase Inhibitors were isolated from Ficus sp. (Gameleira) seeds by acetone fractionation and Sephadex G-50. Two inhibitors (α-PPAI and α-ZSAI) were tested against α-amylases from coleopteran larvae. α-PPAI was active to α-amylases of Callosobruchus maculatus (52%) and Zabrotes subfasciatus (53%). α-ZSAI was strongly active to Z. subfasciatus (100%) of and Mimosestes mimosae (98%). The α-ZSAI is a glycoprotein of ∼50kDa with an IC50 value of 0.074 μg μl-1.

Keywords: Callosobruchus macutatus; Ficus sp; Mimosestes mimosae; Zabrotes subfasciatus

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2174/0929866043478329

Affiliations: Departamento de BioquĂ­mica, Centro de Biociencias, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59072- 970, Natal / RN, Brazil.

Publication date: 2004-04-01

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