Diaz_2004_Rev.Cubana.Med.Trop_56_111

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Title : [Determination of glutathione-S-transferase activity in Culex quinquefaciatus strains in Cuba and other Latin American countries] - Diaz_2004_Rev.Cubana.Med.Trop_56_111
Author(s) : Diaz C , Rodriguez MM , Fresneda M , Bisset JA
Ref : Rev Cubana Med Trop , 56 :111 , 2004
Abstract :

In the present paper, we standardized a microtitration assay for the determination of specific activity of glutathione-S-transferase using a Culex quinquefasciatus strain selected in lab with pyrethroid insecticide lambdacyhalothrin for 6 generations (SP6). The saturation values for reduced glutathione and 1-chlorine 2,4-dinitrobenzene were 15 mM and 40 mM, respectively; we also estimated that 3 minutes was the optimal time in order to differentiate resistant strain SP6 from the susceptible reference strain S-Lab (p>0.05). Additionally, the optimized microtitration method allowed testing 4 Culex strains from Cuba (SANTIAGO DE CUBA, SD4, QUIBU AND SP6), one from Venezuela (MIRANDA), one from Colombia (MEDELLIN) and the other from Brazil (RIO DE JANEIRO) for glutathione-S-transferase activity. MIRANDA showed the highest activity for this detoxifying enzyme. However, the mechanism of detoxyfication in all the strains was very unfrequent, which indicates that its role in resistance to insecticide for all the studied strains is not so important. Glutathione-S-transferase values were compared with non-specific esterase and altered acetylcholinesterase frequencies for each of the studied strains.

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Diaz C, Rodriguez MM, Fresneda M, Bisset JA (2004)
[Determination of glutathione-S-transferase activity in Culex quinquefaciatus strains in Cuba and other Latin American countries]
Rev Cubana Med Trop 56 :111

Diaz C, Rodriguez MM, Fresneda M, Bisset JA (2004)
Rev Cubana Med Trop 56 :111