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Han Q, Wong DM, Robinson H, Ding H, Lam PC, Totrov MM, Carlier PR, Li J
Crystal structure of acetylcholinesterase catalytic subunits of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.
Insect Sci. 2017 Mar 1. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12450.
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses in the central nervous system (Toutant, 1989). Inhibition of the enzyme in insects could lead to the death of insects rapidly; thus AChE has been a molecular target for developing insecticides. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.