Distribution pattern of acetylcholinesterase in early embryonic chicken hearts.

To study the developmental appearance of acetylcholinesterase in early embryonic hearts, an enzyme-histochemical study was carried out in chicken embryos ranging from cardiogenic plate to late tubular stages. Initially acetylcholinesterase is present in all cells of the (future) myocardium. When 13-14 pairs of somites have developed, i.e., shortly before… (More)