Elicitation of dopaminergic features of Parkinson's disease in C. elegans by monocrotophos, an organophosphorous insecticide.

@article{Ali2012ElicitationOD,
  title={Elicitation of dopaminergic features of Parkinson's disease in C. elegans by monocrotophos, an organophosphorous insecticide.},
  author={Shaheen Jafri Ali and Padmanabhan Sharda Rajini},
  journal={CNS & neurological disorders drug targets},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={
          993-1000
        }
}
Positive correlations have been suggested between usage of pesticides and the incidence of Parkinson's disease (PD) through epidemiological as well as few experimental evidences. Organophosphorus insecticides (OPI), which are extensively used in agricultural and household insect control, have been the subject of increasing concern in the past decades due to their neurotoxic potential. However, very few studies have demonstrated the potentials of OPI to induce features of PD in model organisms… CONTINUE READING
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