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Properties of a Kunitz-Type Trypsin Inhibitor from Delonix regia Seeds Against Digestive Proteinases of Anagasta kuehniella (Z.) and Corcyra cephalonica (S.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

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DrTI was effective against trypsin-like enzymes from A. kuehniella and C. cephalonica, however an artificial diet was insufficient to affect the survival and body weight of either insect. The inhibitor stimulated chymotrypsin-like enzymes and probably induced the synthesis of enzymes insensitive to TLCK in neonate larvae.

Keywords: DrTI; Fabaceae; Lepidoptera; TLCK; Trypsin-like; midgut; seeds

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2009

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.

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