Josep Rayó

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A new pheromone antagonist of the codling moth Cydia pomonella is reported. Presaturation of the antennae of the insects with vapors of the antagonist (E,E)-8,10-dodecadienyl trifluoromethyl ketone, analogue of the main component of the pheromone (codlemone), resulted in lower electrophysiological responses to the pheromone relative to untreated insects. In(More)
Carboxylesterases (CEs) are a family of ubiquitous enzymes with broad substrate specificity, and their inhibition may have important implications in pharmaceutical and agrochemical fields. One of the most potent inhibitors both for mammalian and insect CEs are trifluoromethyl ketones (TFMKs), but the mechanism of action of these chemicals is not completely(More)
Olfaction is essential for processing chemical signals in insects, but characterizing the proteins implicated in this process has proved challenging. We optimized 2-DE gel resolution of insect proteins by using a buffer containing two reducing agents, DTT and hydroxyethyl disulfide. This buffer clearly improved resolution and decreased spot streaking and(More)
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