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Hydrobiological Journal
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ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v51.i1.70
pages 79-89

Peculiarities of Proteinase Activity in Digestive Tract of the Veined Rapa Whelk (Rapana venosa) from the North-Western Section of the Black Sea

V. A. Toptikov
Odessa National University Odessa, Ukraine
V. M. Totskiy
Odessa National University Odessa, Ukraine
T. G. Alekseyeva
Odessa National University Odessa, Ukraine
O. O. Kovtun
Odessa National University Odessa, Ukraine


The distribution of proteinase activity in various glandular structures of the digestive system of the veined whelk Rapana venosa was investigated. Maximal proteolytic activity and variety of molecular forms of enzymes were registered in the salivary glands, and minimal proteolytic activity was registered in hepatopancreas and the Leiblein gland. Using specific inhibitors it was established that the proteolytic activity of the salivary glands was caused mainly by metalloproteinases.

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