Quaternary Heteroarenium Salts as the Competitive Inhibitors of the Brain Acetylcholinesterase

Author(s): Kamil Kuca, Jiri Cabal, Jiri Patocka, Vlastimil Dohnal.

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2004

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The interaction of seventeen heteroarenium salts with the enzyme acetylcholinesterase was investigated using in vitro experiments. Rat brains were used as a source of the enzyme. All compounds involved in this study were found to be competitive acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. 10-methyl-acridinium iodide seems to be the most potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.

Keywords: acetylcholinesterase, heteroarenium salts, inhibition, reactivation

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Year: 2004
Page: [97 - 100]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1570180043485509
Price: $58

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