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mosquito repellents

Anopheles gambiae odorant binding protein crystal complex with the synthetic repellent DEET: implications for structure-based design of novel mosquito repellents

January 11, 2012 - 08:26 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
K. E. Tsitsanou, T. Thireou, C. E. Drakou, K. Koussis, M. V. Keramioti, D. D. Leonidas, E. Eliopoulos, K. Iatrou & S. E. Zographos
Reference: 
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Volume 69, Number 2, 283-297

MalariaWorldInsect odorant binding proteins (OBPs) are the first components of the olfactory system to encounter and bind attractant and repellent odors emanating from various sources for presentation to olfactory receptors, which trigger relevant signal transduction cascades culminating in specific physiological and behavioral responses.

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Open Access | Evaluation of selected South African ethnomedicinal plants as mosquito repellents against the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito in a rodent model

November 2, 2010 - 07:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Maharaj R, Maharaj V, Newmarch M, Crouch NR, Bhagwandin N, Folb PI, Pillay P, Gayaram R
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:301 (28 October 2010)

None of the plant extracts investigated exhibited residual repellencies >60% after three hours.

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