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Mosquitos

Carboxylic Acid in Skin Drives the Attraction of Mosquitos to Humans

Chemosensory ionotropic mosquito receptors underlie greater attraction to humans with higher levels of skin carboxylic acid. Mosquito bites are an important vector in the transmission of infectious diseases around the world. While it has long been recognized that some people are more attractive to mosquitos than others, the mechanism is […]

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