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Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Screening Kit

sufficient for 100 colorimetric tests

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sufficient for 100 colorimetric tests

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relevant disease(s)

neurological disorders, Alzheimer′s disease

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General description

Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), also known as RBC cholinesterase, is found primarily in the blood and neural synapses. AChE catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid, a reaction necessary to allow a cholinergic neuron to return to its resting state after activation. Inhibition of the enzyme leads to acetylcholine accumulation, hyperstimulation of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors, and disrupted neurotransmission. AChE inhibition is an important target for the management of Alzheimer′s disease and AChE inhibitors are the most common drugs used for its management. In addition to Alzheimer′s disease, AChE inhibitors have been useful in the diagnosis or treatment of diseases such as glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, bladder distention, and more. The Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Screening kit is based on an improved Ellman method, in which thiocholine produced by the action of acetylcholinesterase forms a yellow color with 5,5′-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid). The intensity of the product color, measured at 412 nm, is proportionate to the enzyme activity in the sample.


  • In vitro assessment of selected Korean plants for antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities.: This research evaluates the antioxidant and anti-acetylcholinesterase activities of various Korean plants using in vitro screening, showcasing the screening kit′s application in natural product research (Lee et al., 2017).

The Citrate Assay Kit may be used for:
  • Drug Discovery
  • Neurological Disease Research
  • Alzheimer′s Disease Research

Features and Benefits

Efficient Inhibitor Screening: Screen for AChE inhibitors with only 5 μL of test compound and a short 15 minute reaction time, offering a streamlined and effortless procedure.

Compatibility with High-Throughput Systems: Easily incorporate our kit into high-throughput handling systems, ensuring smooth and accurate processing, enhancing efficiency in your laboratory workflow.


Suitable for inhibitor screening and evaluation of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.

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Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids



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