choline acetyltransferase


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choline acetyltransferase

[¦kō‚lēn ə‚sed·əl′tranz·fə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that transfers the acetyl group to choline in the synthesis of acetylcholine from acetyl coenzyme A and choline.
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Synergistic activation of the human choline acetyltransferase gene by c-Myb and C/EBPb.
Deficits in development of central cholinergic pathways caused by fetal nicotine exposure: differential effects on choline acetyltransferase activity and [[sup.
4], problems with spatial learning, and alterations in choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity.
Choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) was used as a marker for nerve terminal cytoplasm and was measured by means of a radiometric assay described by Fonnum (1975), with the following modifications.
Coyle found, for example, that levels of choline acetyltransferase in patients with Down's syndrome were 50 to 90 percent below those in normal controls.
In cultured basal forebrain neurons, Ninjin-yoei-to has been reported to increase choline acetyltransferase activity (Kiyohara et al.