Ecdysteroid mediated fat body acid phosphatase activity during larval development of rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Lepidoptera).

M. Ashok, A. Dutta-Gupta

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20-hydroxyecdysone (20-HE) stimulates acid phosphatase activity in the fat body of ligated late-last instar larvae. This effect is time dependent and the specific activity of enzyme increases significantly in hormone treated insects. 20-HE also stimulates general protein synthesis. Cycloheximide treatment either in conjunction with 20-HE or after hormone treatment blocks the increase in enzyme activity as well as increase in protein content. However, actinomycin D treatment does not alter the enzyme activity while it blocks the increase in total RNA as well as increase in protein content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1087-1091
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemistry international
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988


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