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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

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LIMA, Estelita Pereira; GOULART, Marília Oliveira Fonseca  e  ROLIM NETO, Modesto Leite. Evaluation of the role of ATP-binding cassette transporters as a defence mechanism against temephos in populations of Aedes aegypti. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2014, vol.109, n.7, pp.961-963. ISSN 0074-0276.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0074-0276140164.

The role of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in the efflux of the insecticide, temephos, was assessed in the larvae of Aedes aegypti. Bioassays were conducted using mosquito populations that were either susceptible or resistant to temephos by exposure to insecticide alone or in combination with sublethal doses of the ABC transporter inhibitor, verapamil (30, 35 and 40 μM). The best result in the series was obtained with the addition of verapamil (40 μM), which led to a 2x increase in the toxicity of temephos, suggesting that ABC transporters may be partially involved in conferring resistance to the populations evaluated.

Palavras-chave : Aedes aegypti; ABC transporters; resistance mechanisms.

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