Methyllycaconitine, a naturally occurring insecticide with a high affinity for the insect cholinergic receptor
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- Jennings, K.R., Brown, D.G. & Wright, D.P. Experientia (1986) 42: 611. doi:10.1007/BF01955557
Studies of extracts ofDelphinium seeds, long known to be insecticidal, revealed that a principal insecticidal toxin was methyllycaconitine, which is shown to be a potent inhibitor of α-bungarotoxin binding to housefly heads (Kinh=2.5×10−10±0.5×10−10M).