Energy Transduction: Inhibition of Cockroach Feeding by Naphthoquinone

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Science  13 Nov 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3959, pp. 754-755
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3959.754


1,4-Naphthoquinones inhibit feeding of Periplaneta americana by complexing with sulfhydryl groups of receptor protein in sensory neurons, by oxidizing the sulfhydryl groups, and by being reduced.

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