The expression and enzymatic activities of insecticide resistance-related cytochrome P450B are increased by the treatment with 20-hydroxyecdysone (20HE) in D. melanogaster Oregon R flies. We have explored the role of this hormone in the maintenance of P450B basal expression. Arrest of ecdysone synthesis led to a decrease in CYP6A2 mRNA level, as well as in P450B expression and activities. This effect occurred both in insecticide susceptible (ecd1) and resistant (IRED) strains carrying the temperature-sensitive ecd mutation. The role of the 20HE in the regulation of cytochrome P450-mediated insecticide resistance has been proposed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Mar 17 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology