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ForumGuidelines for reporting biocatalytic reactions → Thread: acetylcholinesterase

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acetylcholinesterase written: 13.03.2018 8:04 hrs


Acetylcholinesterase, also known as AChE or acetylhydrolase, is a hydrolase that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. AChE is found at mainly neuromuscular junctions and cholinergic brain synapses, where its activity serves to terminate synaptic transmission. It belongs to carboxylesterase family of enzymes. It is the primary target of inhibition by organophosphorus compounds such as nerve agents and pesticides.


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