Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 131–141 | Cite as

The acetycholinesterase gene ofAnopheles stephensi

  • Lucinda M. C. Hall
  • Colin A. Malcolm


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    The acetylcholinesterase (AChE) gene from the important malaria vectorAnopheles stephensi has been isolated by homology to theDrosophila acetylcholinesterase gene.

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    The complete sequence and intron-exon organization has been determined. The encoded protein has 69% identity toDrosophila AChE and 38 and 36% identity toTorpedo AChE and human butyrylcholinesterase, respectively.


Key words

mosquito malaria vector acetylcholinesterase gene sequence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucinda M. C. Hall
    • 1
  • Colin A. Malcolm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyLondon Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesQueen Mary and Westfield College, University of LondonLondonUK

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