Gregory A. Polsinelli

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New insecticides are urgently needed because resistance to current insecticides allows resurgence of disease-transmitting mosquitoes while concerns for human toxicity from current compounds are growing. We previously reported the finding of a free cysteine (Cys) residue at the entrance of the active site of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in some insects but(More)
Insecticides directed against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) are facing increased resistance among target species as well as increasing concerns for human toxicity. The result has been a resurgence of disease vectors, insects destructive to agriculture, and residential pests. We previously reported a free cysteine (Cys) residue at the entrance to the AChE(More)
Mutants of the active site residues Trp-116 and Tyr-114 of the molybdenum-containing Me(2)SO reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus have been examined spectroscopically and kinetically. The Y114F mutant has an increased rate constant for oxygen atom transfer from Me(2)SO to reduced enzyme, the result of lower stability of the E(red).Me(2)SO complex. The(More)
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