What is Cholinesterase RBC? What does it do? What causes it to be high?



I’ve Googled a lot and haven’t found a definite answer – especially nothing explaining why it could be high.

In: Biology

(Acetyl) cholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down cholines, mostly acetylcholine. It is present both in nerve synapses and on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). It can be elevated or reduced in some disease states, or after exposure to toxic pesticides. Did you get tested for this for a particular reason?

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