Apr 1, 1976

Some properties of acetylcholinesterase from rat retina

Canadian Journal of Biochemistry
G TunnicliffA Barbeau

Abstract

Acetylcholinesterase (AChE, EC 3.1.1.7) of rat retina was studied with respect to its kinetic and other properties, and a comparison was made with the enzyme from brain. The subcellular distribution of the retinal AChE showed that the enzyme was concentrated in the synaptosomal-mitochondrial fraction although in the brain the AChE was distributed more evenly between the fractions studied. The enzyme from both retina and brain was easily solubilised and exhibited a Km of the order of 10(-4) M. The pH optimum was 8.3-8.6 for the AChE from both tissues for both the soluble and particulate enzyme.

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Entire Retina
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