A rapid assay for insect juvenile hormone esterase activity

Bruce D. Hammock, Thomas C. Sparks

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A rapid new assay is proposed for analyzing insect juvenile hormone esterase activity. The assay is based on . 99% of radiolabeled juvenile hormone being extracted into an isooctane phase while > 99% of the juvenile hormone acid remains in the basic aqueous-methanol phase. The assay is more rapid and less expensive than conventional chromatographic assays while yielding almost identical values of similar precision. This is the first rapid assay proposed for isomerically pure, commercially available juvenile hormone I.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology


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