Molecular characterisation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits from the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).

@article{Bass2006MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterisation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits from the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).},
  author={Chris Bass and Stuart J. Lansdell and Neil S Millar and Iris Schroeder and Andreas Turberg and Linda M. Field and Martin S. Williamson},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={86-96}
}
As part of a program to monitor the susceptibility of cat flea populations to the insecticide imidacloprid we have examined the cat flea nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, the target site protein of the neonicotinoid group of insecticides. Seven nAChR subunits (six alpha-type and one beta-type) were identified in cat flea using a degenerate PCR-based strategy. Five of these were expressed in vitro by creating chimeras containing the N-terminal ligand-binding domain of the cat flea subunits and… CONTINUE READING

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