Comparison of the molecular forms of the cholinesterases in tissues of normal and dystrophic chickens.

@article{Lyles1982ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the molecular forms of the cholinesterases in tissues of normal and dystrophic chickens.},
  author={Joan Lyles and Israel Silman and Luigi Di Giamberardino and J Y Couraud and Eric A. Barnard},
  journal={Journal of neurochemistry},
  year={1982},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1007-21}
}
The levels and molecular forms of acetylcholinesterase (AChE, EC 3.1.1.7) and pseudocholinesterase (psiChE, EC 3.1.1.8) were examined in various skeletal muscles, cardiac muscles, and neural tissues from normal and dystrophic chickens. The relative amount of the heavy (Hc) form of AChE in mixed-fibre-type twitch muscles varies in proportion to the percentage of glycolytic fast-twitch fibres. Conversely, muscles with higher levels of oxidative fibres (i.e., slow-tonic oxidative-glycolytic fast… CONTINUE READING