Title
Identification of tryptophan and beta-carboline as paralysins in larvae of the yellow mealworm, Tenebrio molitor
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, N.Y. ,
Subject
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Source (journal)
Biochemical and biophysical research communications. - New York, N.Y.
Volume/pages
310(2003) :1 , p. 64-71
ISSN
0006-291X
ISI
000185835500011
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Acidic methanolic, whole body extracts of larval Tenebrio molitor (Insecta, Coleoptera) and other juvenile insects are highly toxic to adults of the same species and other species: injection causes instant paralysis to death. Referring to their dramatic effect in mature insects, the responsible compounds have been designated as "paralysins." Two paralysins have already been identified in the flesh fly, Neobellieria bullata, i.e., beta-alanine-tyrosine (BAY) and 3-hydroxykynurenine (3HK). We report here the isolation, from larval T molitor, of two additional paralysins, respectively, the essential amino acid, tryptophan (Trp), and the saturated beta-carboline, 1,2,3,4,-tetrahydro-beta-carboline-3-carboxylic acid (THCA). (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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