Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase: Similarities in Normal and Denervated Muscles, Differences in Axonal Transport

  • L. di Giamberardino
  • J. Y. Couraud
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 25)


Acetylcholinesterase (AChE: EC and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE: EC are two enzymes distinguishable by substrate specificity (12,14), inhibitors sensitivity (14) and, more recently, by immunological properties (16) and thermal stability (8,16). In spite of many distinct properties, the two enzymes are often found together (3) and show analogous structure (11,16) and similar behavior in some instances (13).


Sciatic Nerve AChE Activity Axonal Transport Molecular Form Sucrose Gradient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. di Giamberardino
    • 1
  • J. Y. Couraud
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyC.E.A. de SaclayGif-Sur-YvetteFrance

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