Date of Award
Earth and Space Science - Environmental Science Track
Earth & Space Science
Charles A. Lovelette
The effect of divalent cations such as cadmium, calcium, copper, lead and magnesium upon the prophenoloxidase system (proPO) was studied in hemocytes of the crayfish Cambarus latimanus. It was demonstrated that cadmium, calcium, copper and lead increased proPO activity significantly, whereas magnesium had no statistically significant effect on the system. Also, the molecular weight of the proPO enzyme was estimated using SDS-PAGE and found to be approximately 76 kDa.
Eikaas, Hans Skailand, "The Effect of Divalent Cations on the Prophenoloxidase Enzyme Cascade Activity in the Freshwater Crayfish Cambarus Latimanus" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 40.