Nippostrongylus brasiliensis: infection decreases plasma butyrylcholinesterase activity in rats.


Plasma butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) hydrolyzes ester-containing compounds such as succinylcholine, as well as acting as a scavenger against neurotoxic organophosphates (OPs). We previously found that Nippostrongylus brasiliensis infection makes rats more susceptible to OP toxicity by decreasing serum paraoxonase-1 (PON1) activity. In the present study, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2009.02.009

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