Acetylcholinesterases of Gastrointestinal Nematodes

  • Murray E. Selkirk
  • Ayman S. Hussein


Vertebrate cholinesterases (ChEs) are broadly classified into two families based on their substrate specificity. Acetylcholinesterases (AChEs) terminate transmission of neuronal impulses by rapid hydrolysis of acetylcholine (ACh), and are therefore primarily associated with synaptic contacts in nerves and muscle (Fig. 1).


Pichia Pastoris Parasitic Nematode Cholinesterase Activity Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans Substrate Buffer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murray E. Selkirk
    • 1
  • Ayman S. Hussein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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