Esterase activities and soman toxicity in developing rat.

  title={Esterase activities and soman toxicity in developing rat.},
  author={Sigrun Hanne Sterri and Gunnar N. Berge and Frode Fonnum},
  journal={Acta pharmacologica et toxicologica},
  volume={57 2},
The activity of carboxylesterase and cholinesterase in plasma, liver and lung of young rats at different ages (5-31 days old) have been measured. The cholinesterase activity in the tissues of both sexes were almost constant during the development, and were similar to adult male activity. The carboxylesterase activity towards methyl butyrate and 4-nitrophenyl butyrate in plasma of both sexes increased from negligible (5 days old) to adult male value (31 days old). The carboxylesterase activities… CONTINUE READING

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