Comparison of butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase.

@article{Chatonnet1989ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase.},
  author={Arnaud Chatonnet and Oksana Lockridge},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={260 3},
  pages={625-34}
}
enzyme hydrolyses acetylcholine as well as many other esters, but has no known physiological function. It is called butyrylcholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase, nonspecific cholinesterase, and cholinesterase (EC 3.1.1.8). In this review it is called butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), while 'cholinesterases' refers to both AChE and BChE. In vertebrates both enzymes are inhibited by 1O-5Meserine, a property which distinguishes them from nonspecific esterases. AChE and BChE can be specifically… CONTINUE READING