Nature and Science

Principles of Variation of Energy Metabolism in Taenia Solium cysticerci

Xuejun Gao, Qingzhang Li

Abstarc :

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].

Key Word :
Taenia solium cysticerci; energy metabolism; enzyme activity

Volume 2, Number 3, October 2004 , ISSN 1545-0740