Metabolites and enzyme activities involved in energy metabolism in Taenia solium cysticerci
were determined systematically in vivo in order to illustrate the principles of variation of energy
metabolism. Metabolites and enzymes determined included GLC, LAC, PEPCK, PK, LDH, SDH, ICD,
XOD, ME, GDH, FR, ATPase, ACP, AKP, G6Pase and FE. The results showed that transport of
substances, anaerobic glycolysis, aerobic glycolysis, partial inversed tricarboxylic acid cycle,
tricarboxylic acid cycle, fat decomposing, amino acid decomposing, xanthine decomposing metabolism
was almost the same as those in other helminthes, and the pathways of energy metabolism enhanced from immature state to mature state while the PK activities declined. [Nature and Science. 2004;2(3):91-94].