Title

The Nature of Rabbit Serum Cholinesterase.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1950

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

ISSN

00379727

E-ISSN

15353699

Abstract

Rabbit serum, contrary to previous observations, contains only one enzyme which hydrolyzes acetylcholine, and this one has the characteristics of a true cholinesterase. In addition, there is present in rabbit serum an enzyme which hydrolyzes only benzoylcholine, and which, since it does not hydrolyze acetylcholine significantly, should not be labeled a cholinesterase. This enzyme may be similar to the “benzQylcholin-esterase” described by Sawyer10 as being present in guinea pig liver and kidney. © 1950, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Volume

73

Issue

1

First Page

100

Last Page

102

DOI

10.3181/00379727-73-17590

PubMed ID

15402535

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