The Immunomodulation of Acetylcholinesterase in Zhikong Scallop Chlamys farreri

@inproceedings{Shi2012TheIO,
  title={The Immunomodulation of Acetylcholinesterase in Zhikong Scallop Chlamys farreri},
  author={Xiaowei Shi and Zhi Chun Zhou and Lingling Wang and Feng Yue and Mengqiang Wang and Chuanyan Yang and Linsheng Song},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Acetycholinesterase (AChE; EC 3.1.1.7) is an essential hydrolytic enzyme in the cholinergic nervous system, which plays an important role during immunomodulation in vertebrates. Though AChEs have been identified in most invertebrates, the knowledge about immunomodulation function of AChE is still quite meagre in invertebrates. METHODOLOGY A scallop AChE gene was identified from Chlamys farreri (designed as CfAChE), and its open reading frame encoded a polypeptide of 522 amino acids… CONTINUE READING