Recovery of Acetylcholinesterase in the Diaphragm, Brain, and Plasma of the Rat After Irreversible Inhibition by Soman: A Study of Cytochemical Localization and Molecular Forms of the Enzyme in the Motor End Plate

Recovery of AChE activity in the motor end plate region and end plate free region of the rat diaphragm was studied after irreversible inhibition by soman

Z. Grubić

2006

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  • Recovery of AChE activity in the motor end plate region and end plate free region of the rat diaphragm was studied after irreversible inhibition by soman
  • Recovery was slow during the first 2 days and only 4 S and 10 S molecular forms of AChE were present in the end plate region
  • Cytochemical evidence indicates that synaptic AChE has already started to accumulate and that the synthesis of AChE in muscle and Schwann cell might even be enhanced
  • Asymmetric molecular forms of AChE in the end plate region appeared later during recovery and, one week after poisoning, their activity was only about 50% of normal value
  • The limited ability of newly synthesized AChE to attach to the subcellular structures and, to be retained in the muscle, may explain the phase of slow recovery
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