Evaluating reptile exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting agrochemicals by serum butyrylcholinesterase activity.

Blood samples from lizards (Gallotia galloti) collected from two agricultural areas (Las Galletas and Punta del Hidalgo) and two reference areas on the Island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) were analyzed for butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activity. Serum BChE activity was characterized first by in vitro experiments using selective substrates and… (More)