Acta Biologica Hungarica

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 281–288 | Cite as

Boric Acid-Induced Effects on Protein Profiles of Galleria Mellonella Hemolymph and Fat Body

  • P. HyršlEmail author
  • Ender Büyükgüzel
  • K. Büyükgüzel


The dietary effects of boric acid (BA) on the protein profiles of greater wax moth. Galleria mello-nella (L.), were investigated in hemolymph and fat body of final instar (VIIth) and pupae. The insects were reared from first-instar larvae on an artificial diets containing 156, 620, 1250 or 2500 ppm of BA. We detected many undetermined protein fractions (6.5–260 kDa) in addition to well-defined protein fractions such as lipophorins and storage proteins in the tissues by using sodium dodecyl-sulphate Polyacrylamide gradient gel electrophoresis. A marked quantitative change in the 45 kDa protein fraction of the hemolymph was observed in the Vllth instar larvae reared on 2500 ppm dietary BA.


Galleria mellonella boric acid protein profiles hemolymph fat body 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Hyršl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ender Büyükgüzel
    • 2
  • K. Büyükgüzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Animal Physiology and Immunology, Institute of Experimental BiologyFaculty of Science, Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and ScienceKaraelmas UniversityZonguldakTurkey

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