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Q: Fluthrin ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Fluthrin
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: dustinmorning-ga
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Posted: 29 Jun 2006 03:09 PDT
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Question ID: 741974
How exactly does fluthrin work? does it attack the nervous system of
insects or affect their respiratory function?
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Subject: Re: Fluthrin
From: crv-ga on 29 Jun 2006 06:33 PDT
I even dont know what is meant by Fluthrin :) Sorry! I am unable to answer!
Subject: Re: Fluthrin
From: brix24-ga on 29 Jun 2006 11:00 PDT
The "fluthrins" (cyfluthrin, fenfluthrin, etc.) are pyrethroids. The
principal mode of action of pyrethroids is to interfere with nerve
transmission, more specifically, by interfering with the sodium
channels in nerve cells.
(This article is primarily concerned with mammalian toxicity but does
state: "The primary mode of pyrethroid action in both insects and
mammals is disruption of VSSC function." VSSC is voltage-sensitive
sodium channel.)

If you need to see that the fluthrins are included as pyrethoids, the
structures of cyfluthrin and fenfluthrin are shown in some of the

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