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Correction: Evidence for inhibition of cholinesterases in insect and mammalian nervous systems by the insect repellent deet

Vincent Corbel13*, Maria Stankiewicz2, Cédric Pennetier14, Didier Fournier5, Jure Stojan6, Emmanuelle Girard7, Mitko Dimitrov5, Jordi Molgó7, Jean-Marc Hougard3 and Bruno Lapied4

Author Affiliations

1 Laboratoire de Lutte contre les Insectes Nuisibles, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, F-34 394 Montpellier, France

2 Institute of General & Molecular Biology, N. Copernicus University, 87-100 Torun, Poland

3 Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Centre de Recherches Entomologiques de Cotonou, 01 BP 4414, République du Bénin

4 Laboratoire Récepteurs et Canaux Ioniques Membranaires (RCIM), UPRES EA 2647/USC INRA 2023, IFR 149 QUASAV, Université d'Angers, UFR Sciences, F-49045 Angers cedex, France

5 Groupe de Biotechnologie des protéines, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

6 Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

7 CNRS, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard - FRC2118, Laboratoire de Neurobiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire - UPR9040, Gif sur Yvette, F-91198, France

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BMC Biology 2012, 10:86  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-86

Published: 31 October 2012

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After the publication of this work [1] it was brought to our attention that there were insufficient details given on the final composition of the experimental and control samples used in some experiments in this study. We would like to clarify that the statement made in the methods, "Final dilutions in physiological saline contained at most 0.1% DMSO and absolute ethanol" applies to the electrophysiological experiments done on insect preparations, but not to those on mammalian preparations. Note that 0.1% DMSO has no effect on insect synaptic transmission. We supply all previously missing details in this correction.