, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 974–975 | Cite as

Pentagastrin induction of acetylcholinesterase activity in cerebral cortex of rats

  • A. P. Nandi Majumdar
  • A. M. Nakhla


A single injection of pentagastrin (500 μg kg−1) produced an immediate (within 15 min) and pronounced increment (about 50%) in the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the cerebral but not in the cerebellar region of the brain. Pretreatment of rats with either actinomycin-D or cycloheximide did not fully abolish the pentagastrin-mediated stimulation of cerebral AChE activity.


Cerebral Cortex Acetylcholinesterase Cycloheximide Single Injection AChE Activity 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Nandi Majumdar
    • 1
  • A. M. Nakhla
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Medical BiochemistryUniversity of AarhusAarhus C(Denmark)

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