Natural and Synthetic Allatotoxins: Suicide Substrates for Juvenile Hormone Biosynthesis

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Science  13 Aug 1982:
Vol. 217, Issue 4560, pp. 647-648
DOI: 10.1126/science.217.4560.647


Cytotoxic agents with antijuvenile hormone activity in insects have been discovered. Their mechanism of action may involve an oxidative bioactivation into a reactive quinone methide.