Choline acetyltransferase for differentiation between human motor and sensory nerve fibers

J. Engel, A. Ganel, R. Melamed, S. Rimon, I. Farine

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Abstract

A rapid and precise nerve fascicle identification method based on the enzymatic activity of choline acetyltransferase (choline acetylase, or ChAC) is described. Motor nerve fascicles demonstrated significantly higher ChAC activity in comparison to sensory nerve fascicles. Based on this difference in activity, matching of nerve fascicle cut ends is possible in cases of recent trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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