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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Rangappa, Active Site Directed Docking Studies: Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of Cis-2, 6- Dimethyl Piperidine Sulfonamides as Inhibitors of Acetylcholinesterase, Eur.
In vivo acetylcholinesterase inhibition, metabolism, and toxicokinetics of aldicarb in channel catfish: role of biotransformation in acute toxicity.
In this work we showed that treatment with increasing concentrations of ARTEA330EC inhibited in a dose-dependent manner the acetylcholinesterase activity.
Response of acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain of Clarias gariepinus to sublethal concentration of diazinon, J.
Most pesticides work by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (Weinbroum, 2004; Barthold & Schier, 2005).
After the discovery that the alkaloid huperzine A is a potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and, consequently, very important for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the interest in the isolation and characterization of alkaloids from Lycopodi-aceae has increased exponentially (Liu et al.
Evidence for the presence of a soluble acetylcholinesterase insensitive to organophosphate and carbamate inhibitors.
Screening for cytotoxic activity and for trypsin and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors revealed that the biomass had inhibitory activity, indicating the presence of cyanobacterial peptides and neurotoxic alkaloids in Lake Ladoga.
It was also found that the appeal panel had not erred in its consideration of the rival arguments relating to the assumption in the model that patients receiving acetylcholinesterase inhibitor treatment would derive no additional benefits after having received six months of treatment, nor those relating to a long-term study which showed no long-term benefit from acetylcholinesterase inhibitor treatment.
KEY WORDS: acetylcholinesterase, brain development, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, organophosphate insecticides, PC12 cells.

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