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Accepted name: acetylcholinesterase
Reaction: acetylcholine + H2O = choline + acetate
Other name(s): true cholinesterase; choline esterase I; cholinesterase; acetylthiocholinesterase; acetylcholine hydrolase; acetyl.β-methylcholinesterase; AcCholE
Systematic name: acetylcholine acetylhydrolase
Comments: Acts on a variety of acetic esters; also catalyses transacetylations.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9000-81-1
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