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Table 1 The inhibition of An. funestus esterases 1 to 9 with specific substrates

From: Analysis of esterase enzyme activity in adults of the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus

Esterase Eserine Malathion pHMB PMSF
EST-1 - - - -
EST-2 - - + + + -
EST-3 - - + + + +
EST-4 - - + + + -
EST-5 - + + + - + + +
EST-6 - + + + - + + +
EST-7 - + + + - + + +
EST-8 - - - -
EST-9 + + + - + + + -
  1. - = no inhibition of esterase activity, + = slight inhibition of esterase activity and +++ = strong inhibition of esterase activity. PHMB p-hydroxymercuribenzoic acid sodium salt; PMSF phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride