esteratic site

esteratic site

that part of a cholinesterase macromolecule that recognizes and binds acetylcholine. This combination results in the hydrolysis of the acetylcholine.
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The anionic site attracts with quaternary nitrogen and esteratic site attracts to carbonyl carbon (nucleophilic) of AChE inhibitor compounds (Colletier et al.
From the structure, there were no formations of anionic site and inhibition of AChE by asiatic acid in vitro was due to an active competition with ACh and occurs at the esteratic site on the enzyme.