An apolipophorin III protein from the hemolymph of desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria

Zulfiqar A. Malik, Sumaira Amir

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Apolipophorin III (apoLp-III) from insects and apolipoprotein A-I from humans, are major component of the lipoprotein and share various properties. ApoLp-III is an abundant hemolymph protein. Besides its crucial role in lipid transport, apoLp-III is able to associate with fungal and bacterial membranes and stimulate cellular immune responses. ApoLp-III was isolated and purified from the hemolymph of desert locust Schistocerca gregaria by ion-exchange and reversed-phase chromatography. The purity and the molecular weight of apoLp-III were determined at ∼19,000 Da by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. According to similarities in the amino terminal sequence, molar mass and retention on reversed-phase analytical HPLC column, this protein is a Schistocerca gregaria homologue of Locusta migratoria apoLp-III.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1779-1788
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Apolipophorin III
  • Hemolymph
  • Locusta migratoria
  • Schistocerca gregaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology


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