Retinal Cholinesterase and Glycolysis in Rats Raised in Darkness

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Science  02 Feb 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3501, pp. 372-373
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3501.372


Rats that are raised in the dark from birth to 17 weeks of age have significantly lower acetylcholinesterase activities in the retina than control rats raised under standard conditions. Pseudocholinesterase and the glycolytic enzymes are not affected.