Acetylcholine in plants: Presence, metabolism and mechanism of action

@article{Tretyn1991AcetylcholineIP,
  title={Acetylcholine in plants: Presence, metabolism and mechanism of action},
  author={Andrzej Tretyn and Richard E. Kendrick},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  year={1991},
  volume={57},
  pages={33-73}
}
Acetylcholine (ACh) has been detected in representatives of many taxonomic groups throughout the plant kingdom. The site of its synthesis in plants is probably young leaves. In some plant species choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity has been found. This enzyme showing properties similar to animal ChAT, probably participates in ACh synthesis from its precursors, choline and acetyl-Coenzyme A. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity has also been found in many plant tissues. This enzyme… CONTINUE READING

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