The study presented here aims to elucidate the effects of emodin (EO = 1,3,8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthraquinone) in its free form and when loaded into a mesoporous silica nanocarrier SBA-15 (→ SBA-15 EO) on the activities of the main antioxidative enzymes, superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione S-transferase, and glutathione reductase, in larvae of a polyphagous insect pest, the browntail moth Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.). The results show that only SBA-15 EO upregulates the activities of the tested antioxidative enzymes. These results point to significant differences in the effectiveness of the compound in the free versus the loaded form.
JANKOVIC-TOMANIC, MILENA; TODOROVIC, DAJANA; STANIVUKOVIC, ZORAN; MATARUGA, VESNA PERIC; WESSJOHANN, LUDGER; and KALUDJEROVIC, GORAN
"Mesoporous silica nanoparticles SBA-15 loaded with emodin upregulate the antioxidative defense of Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.) larvae,"
Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 41:
6, Article 9.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol41/iss6/9