Lizard cholinesterases as biomarkers of pesticide exposure: enzymological characterization.

@article{SanchezHernandez2002LizardCA,
  title={Lizard cholinesterases as biomarkers of pesticide exposure: enzymological characterization.},
  author={Juan C Sanchez-Hernandez and Beatriz Moreno Sanchez},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={2319-25}
}
Here we report the results of a study conducted to elucidate the enzymological characteristics of lizard cholinesterases (ChEs) in order to use them as potential biomarkers for pesticide exposure. Serum and brain tissue of the lizard Gallotia galloti were used as ChE sources and in vitro assays were performed to identify acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activities. The pH, substrate concentration, and specificity for ChE assays as well as the response of serum BChE… CONTINUE READING