Document Detail

Elevated oxidase and esterase levels associated with permethrin tolerance in Anopheles gambiae from Kenyan villages using permethrin-impregnated nets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10514048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The permethrin tolerance (PT) of a population of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) increased following the introduction of permethrin-impregnated nets for malaria control in certain villages near Kisumu, western Kenya. Using a biochemical test that indirectly measures oxidases associated with permethrin resistance, we found that this population had higher oxidase levels than a comparison population from villages without impregnated nets. Mosquitoes from a colony of An. gambiae selected for PT, the RSP (reduced susceptibility to permethrin) strain, were exposed to permethrin with or without the oxidase inhibitor piperonyl butoxide (PB). Significantly higher mortality rates occurred when permethrin was synergized by PB, presumably by suppression of oxidases responsible for PT. An unselected (UNS) colony of An. gambiae that was more susceptible than RSP in a permethrin-susceptibility bioassay (i.e. LT50 22 min for UNS, vs. 42min for RSP) was compared with the RSP colony for levels of oxidases and esterases. The levels of both enzymes were very significantly higher in the RSP strain (P<0.0001). We speculate that use of impregnated nets selected for higher oxidase and esterase levels in An. gambiae to metabolize permethrin acquired from the nets. Both oxidase and esterase mechanisms could confer cross-resistance to other pyrethroids.
J M Vulule; R F Beach; F K Atieli; J C McAllister; W G Brogdon; J M Roberts; R W Mwangi; W A Hawley
Related Documents :
3810798 - Factors affecting selection for multiple resistance in anopheles nigerrimus in sri lanka.
17195658 - Pathogenicity of three formulations of entomopathogenic fungi for control of adult haem...
14056268 - Induced regression of dieldrin-resistance in the housefly (musca domestica l.).
2370538 - Small scale field trials of bacillus sphaericus (strain 2362) against anopheline and cu...
8727878 - Three species of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (b. burgdorferi sensu stricto, b afzel...
21986828 - Phenotypic changes in artemisinin-resistant plasmodium falciparum lines in vitro: evide...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0269-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vector Biology and Control Research Centre (Kenya Medical Research Institute), Kisumu.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Anopheles / enzymology*
Bedding and Linens*
Biological Assay
Esterases / metabolism*
Insecticide Resistance
Mosquito Control* / methods
Oxidoreductases / metabolism*
Pesticide Synergists
Piperonyl Butoxide
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Pesticide Synergists; 0/Pyrethrins; 51-03-6/Piperonyl Butoxide; 52645-53-1/Permethrin; EC 1.-/Oxidoreductases; EC 3.1.-/Esterases

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Laboratory testing of a lethal ovitrap for Aedes aegypti.
Next Document:  Seasonal and spatial changes in blowfly production from small and large carcasses at Durham in lowla...