Enzymes of hepatopancreas and thromp of Rapana venosa (Valenciennes 1846)
Serap Akıncı, Münire Hacıbekiroğlu, Mutlu Küçük, Erdoğan Okuş, Kasım Cemal Güven
Institute of Marine Sciences and Management Müşkile Sok. 11, 34470 Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
Fikret Biyal Research Cent. Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, TURKEY
DETAM, Experimental Medical Research Institute, University of Istanbul, TURKEY
In this study were investigated the extraction and activities of the enzymes from the hepatopancreas and thromp of Rapana venosa. The examined enzymes were amylase, lipase and protease. Higher activity was found in hepatopancreas than in thromp. Amylase, lipase and protease activities of thromp were detennined first time. Lipase activity was also assayed first in hepatopancreas of R.venosa. Moreover the activities of amylase and lipase found were higher than those given hereto.
Keywords: Rapana venosa, hepatopancreas, thromp, amylase, lipase, protease