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Compensatory mechanisms in resistant Anopheles gambiae AcerKis and KdrKis neurons modulate insecticide-based mosquito control

June 9, 2021 - 13:07 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Perrier S, Moreau E, Deshayes C, El-Adouzi M, Goven D, Chandre F, Lapied B
Reference: 
Commun Biol. 2021 Jun 2;4(1):665

In the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, two point mutations in the acetylcholinesterase (ace-1R) and the sodium channel (kdrR) genes confer resistance to organophosphate/carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides, respectively. The mechanisms of compensation that recover the functional alterations associated with these mutations and their role in the modulation of insecticide efficacy are unknown.

NOT Open Access | Identification of Lysinibacillus sphaericus Binary toxin binding proteins in a malarial mosquito cell line by proteomics: A novel approach towards improving mosquito control

July 29, 2020 - 10:19 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Riaz MA, Adang MJ, Hua G, Rezende TMT, Rezende AM, Shen GM
Reference: 
J Proteomics. 2020 Jul 23:103918

Bacterial insecticidal proteins, such as the Bin toxin from Lysinibacillus sphaericus, could be used more extensively to control insecticide resistant mosquitoes. This study was aimed at identification of mosquito cell proteins binding Bin toxin. Results showed that purified toxin was toxic to Anopheles gambiae larvae and Ag55 cultured cells. Clathrin heavy chain (an endocytosis protein) and glycolytic enzymes such as pyruvate kinase, enolase and dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase were identified as binders of Bin toxin.

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