Inhibitory Effect of Chlorine Dioxide on Phenoloxidase Activation of the Indianmeal Moth, Plodia interpunctella

화랑곡나방(Plodia interpunctella)의 페놀옥시데이즈 활성화에 대한 이산화염소의 억제 효과

  • Kim, Minhyun (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Kwon, Hyeok (College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University) ;
  • Kim, Wook (College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University) ;
  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Bioresource Sciences, Andong National University)
  • 김민현 (안동대학교 생명자원과학과) ;
  • 권혁 (고려대학교 생명공학부) ;
  • 김욱 (고려대학교 생명공학부) ;
  • 김용균 (안동대학교 생명자원과학과)
  • Received : 2016.03.23
  • Accepted : 2016.05.24
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Phenoloxidase (PO) is an oxidizing enzyme and plays crucial roles in insect immunity and cuticle sclerotization. High oxidizing activity of chlorine dioxide gives effective control activities against microbes and insect pests. These allowed us to assess any inhibitory activity of chlorine dioxide against PO with respect to insect immunity. PO activities of the Indeanmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella, was detected in both hemocytes and plasma. Upon bacterial challenge, PO activity was significantly increased especially in plasma. However, the immune challenge coupled with chlorine dioxide treatment did not enhance PO activity. When different chlorine dioxide concentrations were incubated with activated PO by immune challenge, they did not inhibit the activated PO. These results indicate that chlorine dioxide suppresses PO activity by inhibiting PO activation.


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