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The avermectin/milbemycin receptors of parasitic nematodes


Glutamate-gated chloride channels are the most important target of ivermectin and related compounds in parasitic nematodes. A small family of genes encode subunits of these channels, allowing the assembly of multiple channel subtypes; the subunit composition of most of the native receptors is unknown. The members of the gene family vary between species, making extrapolation from C. elegans to parasites difficult. Expression of recombinant receptors in Xenopus oocytes can identify subunits that have the ability to co-assemble into novel channels, but localisation data, ideally at the single-cell level, is required to confirm that these subunits are expressed in the same cells and tissues. Fortunately, recent advances in this area are starting to make this information available; this information is adding to our understanding of how the drugs act and of the possible subunit combinations that create their targets in vivo.


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hal-03662257 , version 1 (09-05-2022)



Adrian Wolstenholme, Cédric Neveu. The avermectin/milbemycin receptors of parasitic nematodes. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 2022, 181, 6 p. ⟨10.1016/j.pestbp.2021.105010⟩. ⟨hal-03662257⟩
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