Immunochemical characterization of juvenile hormone esterase from different species of lepidoptera Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Endothelial Growth Factors
  • Fibroblasts
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Implants, Experimental
  • Lymphokines
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-sis
  • Retroviridae
  • Skin
  • Transduction, Genetic
  • Wound Healing
  • Wounds and Injuries


  • Cross-immunoreactivity of juvenile hormone esterase (JHE) from different species was tested using anti-JHE (Trichoplusia ni) (Noctuidae) polyclonal antibody. Partial cross-reactivity was observed between JHE from Hyphantria cunea, Isia isabella (Arctuidae) and Spodoptera exigua (Noctuidae) in immunoblot analysis. Soluble antigen-antibody complex formation was observed between anti-JHE (T. ni) and antigen(s) from Heliothis virescens (Noctuidae) during immunotitration of antigen(s). Using an ELISA method the highest cross-reactivity was observed for both species from Arctuidae and lower cross-reactivity for antigen(s) from H. virescens.

publication date

  • May 14, 1987



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-291X(87)91449-5

PubMed ID

  • 3579958

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1281

end page

  • 6


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