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PrefaceBiochemical results prompted by means of the Hexachlorocyclohexanes
Jesus Olivero-Verbal, Angélica Guerrero-Castilla, and Niradiz Reyes Ramos
The Use of Cholinesterases in Ecotoxicology
Bruno Nunes
Tropospheric Ozone and crops: Absorption, Responses and Consequences
Kyoungwon Cho, Supriya Tiwan, S.B. Agrawal, N.L. Torres, Madhoolika Agrawal, Abhijit Sarkar, Junko Shibato, Ganesh okay. Agrawal, Akihiro Kubo, and Randeep Rakwal
Strategies for Decolorization and detoxing of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent
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The expression of human AChE is controlled via a number of distinct pathways, one involving cAMP (Wan et al. 2000; Tsim 1998), which can be regulated by a calcitonine gene-related peptide (Tsim 1998). The physiological role attributed to AChE is not limited only to the regulation of neurotransmission. The involvement of nerve growth factor in the synthesis of AChE was first demonstrated by Greene and Rukenstein (1981), indicating that the activity of this enzyme could also affect the neuronal differentiation processes.

If the most prominent form of a ChE present is not identified, it is impossible to positively identify the cholinesterasic forms for which hydrolytic activity is being assayed. In general, cholinesterase characterization involves using specific inhibitors to establish an inhibition profile of the enzymatic form under study; concurrently, it also involves the study of the substrates that the enzyme prefers. ChEs belong to the family of enzymes designated as esterases that retain the capability of hydrolyzing carboxylic esters.

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