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.
1997) reported that Polygalae radix increased choline acetyltransferase activity in rat embryo basal forebrain cells and promoted the production of nerve growth factor.
4], problems with spatial learning, and alterations in choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity.
Ikarashi Y, Maruyama Y (1993) Liquid chromatographic determination of choline acetyltransferase and acetylcholinesterase activities in rat brain.