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Posted by pang on 22 Dec 2006 at 03:52 GMT

Current anticholinesterase pesticides were developed during World War II and are toxic to mammals because they target a catalytic serine residue of acetylcholinesterases (AChEs) in insects and in mammals.
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Current anticholinesterase pesticides stem from World War II research on nerve gas and are toxic to mammals because they target a catalytic serine residue of acetylcholinesterases (AChEs) in insects and in mammals.