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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Perhaps the underlying mechanism should be sought in the role of the cholinesterase enzyme.
The authors demonstrated that neostigmine, an indirect parasympathomimetic, antagonized the effect of gallamine by inhibiting the cholinesterase enzyme activity in the synaptic cleft.
In order to understand the binding mechanisms of these compounds with cholinesterase enzymes, MD studies were performed on the most potent inhibitor; angustidine (2) and nauclefine (3).