Cholinesterase in a Receptor

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Science  21 Nov 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3334, pp. 1284
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3334.1284


Cholinesterase is found at the sites for mechanoelectric conversion of Pacinian corpuscles; its acetylcholinesplitting activity is of the same order of magnitude as that of the cholinesterase at neuromuscular junctions. The enzyme is not a typical acetylcholinesterase.