Serum Cholinesterase: Genetics, Enzymology, Diagnostic Use and the Association with Clinical Disorders

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  • Friedrich Werner Schmidt
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 266)

Abstract

Cholinesterase (EC 3.1.1.8, CHE or BChE) also called butyrylcholinesterase or serum cholinesterase, has evoked the interest of geneticists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and clinicians, particularly hepatologists. Recent molecular biological investigations have thrown light on new facets of this plasma enzyme. Some of them will be reported, and a number of still open questions discussed, preferably under clinical aspects, without claiming comprehensiveness.

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Cholinesterase Activity Plasma Cholinesterase Serum Cholinesterase BChE Activity Plasma Cholinesterase Activity 
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