Influence of dimethoate on acetylcholinesterase activity and locomotor function in terrestrial isopods.

@article{Engenheiro2005InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of dimethoate on acetylcholinesterase activity and locomotor function in terrestrial isopods.},
  author={Elizabeth L Engenheiro and Peter K. Hankard and J{\'o}se Paulo Sousa and Marco F L Lemos and Jason M. Weeks and Amadeu M V M Soares},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          603-9
        }
}
Locomotor behavior in terrestrial organisms is crucial for burrowing, avoiding predators, food seeking, migration, and reproduction; therefore, it is a parameter with ecological relevance. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is a nervous system enzyme inhibited by several compounds and widely used as an exposure biomarker in several organisms. Moreover, changes in energy reserves also may indicate an exposure to a stress situation. The aim of this study is to link biomarkers of different levels of… CONTINUE READING

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