J Gómez-Barriocanal

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Skeletal muscles of different vertebrate species contain, as it is the case in other cholinergic tissues, two classes of collagen-tailed, asymmetric forms (A-forms) of acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Class I A-forms are readily brought into solution in the presence of high salt, while class II A-forms do additionally require a chelating agent, such as EDTA,(More)
A membrane fraction from embryonic or newborn chick tectum has been found to bind [(3)H]kainic acid in a specific, saturable manner. A similar membrane preparation from chick liver does not show any appreciable specific binding under the same experimental conditions. Specific [(3)H]kainic acid binding to tectal membranes is displaced by suitable(More)
The ionic detergent sodium cholate, in the presence of 1 M NaCl, solubilizes a 20S acetylcholinesterase from chick retina and other brain tissues previously extracted with a buffered solution containing 1% Triton X-100 and 1 M NaCl. This 20S acetylcholinesterase appears to be a tailed form of the enzyme which, upon collagenase digestion, is converted to a(More)
We have extracted acetylcholinesterase from young chick retinas by homogenization in different solutions combining high salt concentration, ionic and nonionic detergents, and EDTA, looking for an optimum procedure for the solubilization of collagen-tailed, asymmetric structural forms of the enzyme. High salt and EDTA seem to be the only necessary(More)
In chick retina, the tailed 20S molecular form of acetylcholinesterase (A12) is slowly degraded to globular forms after homogenization of the tissue in a buffer-salt-detergent solution, in the absence of EDTA. This process can be stopped by the addition of EDTA to the homogenate, prior to high speed centrifugation; however, longer delays in adding EDTA lead(More)
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