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Journal: Biochemical Society Transactions
Biochem Soc Trans (2019) 47 (2): 615–623.
Published: 22 March 2019
... on protein-free plant sap. When they returned to protein diets, their cathepsins L and B were recruited to replace their lost SP. Among beetles of the series Cucujiformia, cathepsins L were recruited to hydrolyze ingested plant inhibitors that affect their major SP and/or to deal with special seed proteins...