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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 707-709
Bioline Code: oc00110
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 707-709

 en a-Glycerophosphate Dehydrogenase Activity in Flight Muscles of Triatomine Bugs Panstrongylus megistus and Triatoma sordida
Rodrigo Pedro Pinto Soares & Marcelo Matos Santoro

Abstract

The a-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase (a-GPDH) activity in flight muscles of Panstrongylus megistus and Triatoma sordida, vectors of Chagas disease in Brazil, was studied. Both species showed higher enzymatic activities in fliers than in non-fliers insects. T. sordida exhibited a higher proportion of flier insects than P. megistus. A possible role of a-GPDH on triatomines flight is discussed.

Keywords
triatomines, flight activity, a-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase

 
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