In vitro effect of nonsteroidal ecdysone agonist RH 5849 on fat body acid phosphatase activity in rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica (insecta)

M. Ashok, A. Dutta-Gupta

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Nonsteroidal ecdysone agonist stimulates acid phosphatase activity in the fat body in vitro cultures obtained from ligated late-last instar larvae of Corcyra cephalonica. The agonist also stimulates general protein synthesis. This stimulation is both time as well as dose dependent (up to a dose of 1000 ng of the agonist). However, still higher concentrations (1500-4000 ng) tend to depress the degree of stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemistry international
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 1991


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