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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In a first step, the acetylthiocholine is biocatalytically hydrolyzed by the acetylcholinesterase enzyme producing acetic acid and thiocholine.
PAecilomide, a new acetylcholinesterase inhibitor from Paecilomyces lilacinus.
Pohanka, "Acetylcholinesterase based dipsticks with indoxylacetate as a substrate for assay of organophosphates and carbamates," Analytical Letters, vol.
Response of acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain of Clarias gariepinus to sublethal concentration of diazinon, J.
This seed showed potential as functional food/or nutraceuticals in the management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease as it exhibited inhibitory activity on key enzymes (acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase) linked to this disease.
Key, "Acetylcholinesterase inhibition in estuarine fish and invertebrates as an indicator of organophosphorus insecticide exposure and effects," Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol.
GulcA,in, The effects of some antibiotics from cephalosporin groups on the acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase enzymes activities in different tissues of rats, Arch.
These findings suggest that inhibiting acetylcholinesterase can help protect against structural changes seen in Alzheimer's brains.
The activities of acetylcholinesterase and arylesteras were measured according to Devonshire (1975a) and Junge and Klees (1981), respectively.
AChEIs inhibit acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of acetylcholine.
One possible approach to treat AD is to restore the level of acetylcholine (ACh) by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase (AChE) with reversible inhibitors.

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