Decrease of Acetylcholinesterase Activity along Peripheral Nerves

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Science  02 Feb 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3501, pp. 368-370
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3501.368


Acetylcholinesterase activity was examined in segments of some peripheral nerves anatomically accessible throughout their length. It decreases linearly with distance from cell bodies, the activity of the terminal part of the nerve being about 30 to 40 percent lower than that of its most proximal part.