Title: Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides: The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Abstract: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have had two semesters of organic chemistry, at least a one-semester of biochemistry, and introductory biology. The suggested use of this module is as a supplement to a discussion on the mechanisms underlying the acute toxicity of insecticides and/or the possible relationships between environmental exposures to insecticides (or other xenobiotics) and human disease. It could also be used as a springboard for a more in-depth discussion and, perhaps, literature search by the students concerning how specific insecticides or other xenobiotics might adversely affect mitochondrial function, CYP levels/activity, and hormone systems. This module provides lesson information, discussions, questions, references, and power point.
Source: University of Scranton Greening Across the Chemistry
Date of Publication: February 2005
Resource Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Experiment
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