Volume 88 Issue 31 | p. 38 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 2, 2010

Pesticide Activity Extends To The Brain

Organophosphorus and thiocarbamate pesticides have secondary effects in the brain, a study in mice reveals
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticides, environmental science, neuroscience

Widely used organophosphorus and thiocarbamate pesticides can affect numerous unintended targets in the brain, a study in mice reveals (J. Agric. Food Chem., DOI: 10.1021/jf101747r). Daniel K. Nomura of Scripps Research Institute and John E. Casida of the University of California, Berkeley, examined 29 insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Using a technique called activity-based protein . . .

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