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Haemolytic activity in the blood clot of Aedes aegypti.
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. - Publication Status: ppublish
In the present study it was demonstrated that mosquito blood clots contain a haemolytic principle which achieves haemolysis of washed erythrocytes in an isotonic medium. Proteinases are thought to play a role in this process. No final proof could be given for the existence of phospholipase activity although some results suggest the presence of this group of enzymes.
Aedes/enzymology, Aedes/physiology, Animals, Blood, Blood Coagulation/drug effects, Digestion, Digestive System/enzymology, Erythrocytes/drug effects, Hemolysis, Humans, Hydrolysis, Peptide Hydrolases/metabolism, Phosphatidylcholines/metabolism, Phospholipases/metabolism, Spectrophotometry, Temperature, Time Factors, Trypsin Inhibitors/metabolism
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