Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Esterase-19 (ES-19) of the house mouse, following specific visualization in electrophoretic and isoelectric focusing gels, is described. A list of diagnostic features was compiled including substrate specificity, inhibition and activation characteristics, temporal and spatial patterns of expression, distribution among laboratory and wild mouse strains. ES-19 was classified as arylesterase (E.C. 188.8.131.52) and compared with ES-16 and ES-25, two other mouse arylesterases. Homology with brain esterases of rat, guinea pig, rabbit and man was found, and a uniform disegnation “arylesterase I” is proposed.
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