Insecticides as Inhibitors of Respiration

  • Jun-ichi Fukami

Abstract

Under aerobic conditions, the energy required by the tissue cell is provided mainly by respiration, which refers to oxidation of the biological fuel molecules by molecular oxygen. The many chemical steps involved in respiration and in the subsequent conservation of the derived energy in the form of ATP are catalyzed by numerous species of enzymes. These do not occur in soluble form in the cytoplasm of the cell but are located exclusively in the mitochondria, which are considered to be the energy-generating sites of the cell.

Keywords

Toxicity Nicotine Cyanide Streptomyces Quinone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun-ichi Fukami
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Insect ToxicologyThe Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchWako, SaitamaJapan

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