acetylcholinesterase


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acetylcholinesterase

[ə‚sed·əl·kō·lən′es·tər‚ās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme found in excitable membranes that inactivates acetylcholine.
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Most pesticides work by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (Weinbroum, 2004; Barthold & Schier, 2005).
In this respect, we initiated the study of some species belonging to this family with habitats in Brazil; the results of our previous studies showed a promising in vitro inhibiting effect upon acetylcholinesterase activity (Konrath et al.
Evidence for the direct role of acetylcholinesterase in neurite outgrowth in primary dorsal root ganglion neurons.
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Two major cholinesterase enzymes, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) play an important role in decreasing choline levels in the body.
Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme in vertebrates that is responsible for breaking down acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid at the nerve terminal.
Huperzine A is a potent, selective, reversible inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase.
Maturation-dependent effects of chlorpyrifos and parathion and their oxygen analogs on acetylcholinesterase and neuronal and glial markers in aggregating brain cell cultures.
It would be interesting to find out how dopamine agonists, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, and other medications could be effective in treatment of apathy (as a primary condition or as a symptom of another disorder that does not remit after the original disorder has been treated).
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, although drugs called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors improve symptoms in some people with mild disease.
Rivastigmine (Exelon), manufactured by Novartis, selectively inhibits both acetylcholinesterase, levels of which increase early in the disease and fall as the disease progresses, and butyryl-cholinesterase, which "greatly increases" as the disease progresses, Dr.
This trial demonstrated a significant inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, a mechanism known to improve memory and cognition in Alzheimer's Disease, and confirmed preclinical findings with Phenserine.

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