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Purified tetrameric detergent-soluble acetylcholinesterase (DS-AChE) from human caudate nucleus was analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the absence as well as in presence of a reducing agent. Staining for protein revealed a main band at 66,000 daltons (light monomer) with additional bands at 78,000 daltons (heavy(More)
Extraction of human caudate nucleus under high-ionic-strength conditions solubilized 20-30% of total acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity. Density gradient centrifugation revealed monomeric (5.0 S) and tetrameric (11.0 S) enzyme species. The purified, tetrameric salt-soluble (SS) AChE sedimented at 10.6 S and did not bind detergents. It showed an(More)
ABSTRACT: Metabolism of galactose was examined in dissociated brain cells from neonatal mice after 10–13 days in culture. Consumption of galactose at levels up to 26 mM was much less than consumption of glucose at corresponding concentrations. Lactate was consumed from the media at all galactose levels, in contrast to experiments with glucose in which(More)
Large inter-individual differences are noted in the susceptibility to alcohol-related problems. Part of this variation may be due to the different isoenzyme patterns of the alcohol-metabolizing enzymes and, consequently, different pharmacokinetics of alcohol degradation. We have used the polymerase chain reaction and oligonucleotide hybridization to amplify(More)
In the caudate nucleus of the species tested about 20% of the acetylcholinesterase was salt soluble and sedimented in sucrose density gradient centrifugation as monomeric 5 S and tetrameric 10 S enzyme. About 80% was solubilized by micellar concentrations of Triton X-100 and sedimented as a tetrameric 10 S species in the presence of detergent but formed(More)
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