Pingxi Xu et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(46), 16592-16597 (2014-10-29)
Insect repellents are important prophylactic tools for travelers and populations living in endemic areas of malaria, dengue, encephalitis, and other vector-borne diseases. DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) is a 6-decade-old synthetic repellent, which is still considered the gold standard of mosquito repellents. Mosquitoes