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A gene on chromosome 3q26.1-2 that encodes butyrylcholinesterase, which has a broad substrate spectrum. It contributes to inactivation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and can degrade neurotoxic organophosphate esters.
Molecular pathology
Mutant alleles at BCHE are responsible for suxamethonium sensitivity.

plas·ma chol·ine·ste·rase

(plaz'mă kō'lin-es'tĕr-ās)
A type of cholinesterase found in plasma.
See also: fluoride number
Synonym(s): butyrylcholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase.


the cholinesterase of plasma (a pseudocholinesterase), which is different from the cholinesterase of the myoneural junctions (acetylcholinesterase).
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25) Therefore, to investigate whether cognitive disorders associated with butyrylcholinesterase as it exists in humans and rats may apply to birds, one aim of this study was to explore a possible association between enzyme concentrations and feather-destructive behavior in psittacine birds.
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The following values were evaluated: WBC counts, RBC counts, PCV, hemoglobin, heterophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, prealbumin, albumin, [alpha]-globulin, [beta]-globulin, [gamma]-globulin, total protein, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase, calcium, phosphorus, iron, cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, uric acid, urea, creatinine, total solids, bile acids, and butyrylcholinesterase.
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technology platform in the production of PharmAthene's next generation recombinant butyrylcholinesterase (rBChE) bioscavenger.
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