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The Perfect Appetizer: A Pharmacological Strategy for a Non-biting Mosquito
- Gesto, João S.M., Moreira, Luciano A.
- Cell 2019 v.176 no.4 pp. 679-681
- Aedes aegypti, agonists, disease control, host seeking, hosts, neuropeptide Y, screening, vector-borne diseases
- New possibilities for vector-borne disease control are revealed by Duvall et al. (2019), who link host-seeking behavioral modulation in Aedes aegypti to neuropeptide Y (NPY)-like receptor 7. Small-molecule screening yields agonist compounds able to activate NPYLR7 and suppress attraction to hosts.