Open Close
Reference
Citation
Rizki, T.M., Rizki, R.M., Bellotti, R.A. (1985). Genetics of a Drosophila phenoloxidase.  Mol. Gen. Genet. 201(): 7--13.
FlyBase ID
FBrf0043263
Publication Type
Research paper
Abstract

An electrophoretic mobility variant of phenoloxidase in a lz stock of Drosophila melanogaster was identified as the A3 component of the phenoloxidase complex by using two different activators to study enzyme activity-natural activator isolated from pupae and 50% 2-propanol. The structural gene for the A3 proenzyme, Dox-3, was not associated with lz on the X chromosome; it mapped to the right of rdo (53.1) and left of M(2)m in the second linkage group. The lz locus affects the differentiation of the crystal cell, the type of hemocyte that carries prophenoloxidase(s) in paracrystalline form. Alleles of lz lacking paracrystalline inclusions in their hemocytes do not have phenoloxidase activity whereas alleles with paracrystalline inclusions have enzyme activity. The presence of proenzyme in the paracrystalline inclusions was demonstrated by in situ activation with natural activator or propanol followed by incubation in buffered dopa.

PubMed ID
PubMed Central ID
Associated Information
Comments
Associated Files
Other Information
Secondary IDs
    Language of Publication
    English
    Additional Languages of Abstract
    Parent Publication
    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Mol. Gen. Genet.
    Title
    Molecular and General Genetics
    Publication Year
    1967-2001
    ISBN/ISSN
    0026-8925
    Data From Reference
    Aberrations (10)
    Alleles (9)
    Genes (9)