Author(s): Sridhar GR, Lakshmi PV, Rao AA
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Abstract Butyrylcholinesterase is an enzyme with few known physiological functions. It is related to acetylcholine that was shown to be expressed in a variety of life forms. We performed a search using the human butyrylcholinesterase gene (HGNC:983;MIM:177400), and found the sequence in a broad spectrum including plants, bacteria and animals. Therefore butyrylcholinesterase appears to have evolved early in evolution, and to have been conserved.
This article was published in J Assoc Physicians India
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism