1. Signaling Pathways
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  3. AChE

AChE

Acetylcholinesterase (AChE or acetylhydrolase) is a hydrolase that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. AChE is found at mainly neuromuscular junctions and cholinergic brain synapses, where its activity serves to terminate synaptic transmission. It belongs tocarboxylesterase family of enzymes. It is the primary target of inhibition by organophosphorus compounds such as nerve agents and pesticides. AChE has a very high catalytic activity - each molecule of AChE degrades about 25000 molecules ofacetylcholine (ACh) per second, approaching the limit allowed by diffusion of the substrate. ACh is released from the nerve into the synaptic cleft and binds to ACh receptors on the post-synaptic membrane, relaying the signal from the nerve. AChE, also located on the post-synaptic membrane, terminates the signal transmission by hydrolyzing ACh. The liberated choline is taken up again by the pre-synaptic nerve and ACh is synthetized by combining with acetyl-CoA through the action of choline acetyltransferase.

AChE Related Products (89):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-B0034
    Donepezil Hydrochloride Inhibitor 99.97%
    Donepezil (Hydrochloride) (E-2020) is a noncompetitive acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which can readily cross the blood brain barrier and increases the concentration of cortical acetylcholine.
  • HY-76299
    Galanthamine Inhibitor 99.90%
    Galanthamine is a potent acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor with an IC50 of 500 nM.
  • HY-17552
    sn-Glycero-3-phosphocholine Activator >98.0%
    sn-Glycero-3-phosphocholine (Choline Alfoscerate) is a precursor in the biosynthesis of brain phospholipids and increases the bioavailability of choline in nervous tissue. sn-Glycero-3-phosphocholine (Choline Alfoscerate) has significant effects on cognitive function with a good safety profile and tolerability, and is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
  • HY-14566
    Donepezil Inhibitor 99.96%
    Donepezil (E2020 free base) is a specific and potent AChE inhibitor with IC50s of 8.12 nM and 11.6 nM for bAChE and hAChE, respectively.
  • HY-17368
    Rivastigmine Inhibitor 98.75%
    Rivastigmine, an cholinesterase inhibitor(IC50= 5.5 uM), inhibits both butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase IC50 value: 5.5 uM Target: AChE Rivastigmine is a parasympathomimetic or cholinergic agent for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type and dementia due to Parkinson's disease.
  • HY-75247
    Coumaran Inhibitor
    Coumaran (2,3-Dihydrobenzofuran) is an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor isolated from leaves of L. camara. Coumaran can be used as a biopesticide.
  • HY-103374
    Phenserine Inhibitor >99.0%
    Phenserine ((-)-Eseroline phenylcarbamate) is a derivative of Physostigmine and is a potent, noncompetitive, long-acting and selective AChE inhibitor. Phenserine reduces β-amyloid precursor protein (APP) and β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) formation. Phenserine improves cognitive performance and attenuates the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • HY-N6608
    Physostigmine Inhibitor
    Physostigmine (Eserine) is a reversible acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor. Physostigmine can crosses the blood-brain barrier and elevate acetylcholine levels in the brain. Physostigmine can reverse memory deficits in transgenic mice with Alzheimer's disease. Physostigmine is also an antidote for anticholinergic poisoning.
  • HY-B2244
    Tacrine hydrochloride hydrate Inhibitor 99.98%
    Tacrine hydrochloride hydrate is an inhibitor of both acetyl (AChE) and butyryl-cholinestrase (BChE) with IC50s of 31 nM and 25.6 nM, respectively.
  • HY-B0207A
    Pyridostigmine bromide Inhibitor >98.0%
    Pyridostigmine bromide is a parasympathomimetic and a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor.
  • HY-B0949
    Protriptyline hydrochloride Inhibitor 99.91%
    Protriptyline hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), specifically a secondary amine, for the treatment of depression and ADHD.
  • HY-A0009
    Galanthamine hydrobromide Inhibitor 99.93%
    Galanthamine hydrobromide is a long-acting, centrally active acetylcholinesterase(AChE) inhibitor (IC50 = 410 nM) and allosteric potentiator at neuronal nicotinic ACh receptors.
  • HY-17388
    (±)-Huperzine A Inhibitor >98.0%
    (±)-Huperzine A, an active Lycopodium alkaloid extracted from traditional Chinese herb, is a potent, selective and reversible acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor and has been widely used in China for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
  • HY-17387
    (-)-Huperzine A Inhibitor >98.0%
    (-)-Huperzine A (Huperzine A), an active Lycopodium alkaloid extracted from traditional Chinese herb, is a potent, selective and reversible acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor and has been widely used in China for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
  • HY-107569
    Garcinol Inhibitor >98.0%
    Garcinol, a polyisoprenylated benzophenone harvested from Garcinia indica, exerts anti-cholinesterase properties towards acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) with IC50s of 0.66 µM and 7.39 µM, respectively. Garcinol also inhibits histone acetyltransferases (HATs, IC50= 7 μM) and p300/CPB-associated factor (PCAF, IC50 = 5 μM). Garcinol has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity.
  • HY-B1626A
    Demecarium Bromide Inhibitor
    Demecarium Bromide (BC-48) is a potent cholinesterase inhibitor, with an apparent affinity (Kiapp) of 0.15 μM. Demecarium Bromide (BC-48) is used as a glaucoma agent.
  • HY-11017
    Rivastigmine tartrate Inhibitor 99.45%
    Rivastigmine tartrate, an cholinesterase inhibitor(IC50= 5.5 uM), inhibits both butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase IC50 value: 5.5 uM Target: AChE Rivastigmine is a parasympathomimetic or cholinergic agent for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type and dementia due to Parkinson's disease.
  • HY-B0882
    Edrophonium chloride Inhibitor >98.0%
    Edrophonium chloride is a readily reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor; prevents breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and acts by competitively inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, mainly at the neuromuscular junction.
  • HY-N0342
    Scopoletin Inhibitor 99.54%
    Scopoletin is an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE).
  • HY-N0285
    Imperatorin Inhibitor
    Imperatorin is an effective of NO synthesis inhibitor (IC50=9.2 μmol), which also is a BChE inhibitor (IC50=31.4 μmol). Imperatorin is a weak agonist of TRPV1 with EC50 of 12.6±3.2 μM.
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