phosphate), a conversion carried out predominantly by hepatic CYPs. This reaction also occurs in the insect, typically with more efficiency. Other insecticides possessing the phosphorothioate structure have been widely employed, including diazinon (spectracide, others) and chlorpyrifos (dursban, lorsban). Chlorpyrifos recently has been placed under restricted use because of evidence of chronic toxicity in the newborn animal. For the same reason, diazinon has been banned in the U.s.
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