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susan laura robertson nhi931 at abdn.ac.uk
Wed Sep 19 07:34:43 EST 2001

> I am a first year PhD student in the Dept. Zoology at the 
> University of Aberdeen, Scotland.  I am studying the 
> cellular mode of action of a tetranortriterpenoid known as 
> azadirachtin (renowned for its insecticidal properties).  
> We know that azadirachtin interferes/blocks the release of 
> neurohormones from the corpora cardiaca, thus preventing 
> many insect species from moulting.
> In light of what is happening in the ecdysone/ultraspiracle 
> protein receptor story in Drosophila I thought it would be 
> nice to see what happens when this compound is introduced.
> I was wondering if you could direct my query to labs which 
> would currently be able to test this compound in their 
> systems?
> Best Regards
> Susan Robertson

susan laura robertson
s.l.robertson at abdn.ac.uk


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