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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