Cholinesterase Activity in the Secretions of the Pancreas of the Dog and Parotid of the Pig

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IT has been recognized for some time that the pancreas of the dog contains large amounts of pseudo-cholinesterase1, and the parotid gland of the pig is known to have a much higher cholinesterase activity than other digestive glands in this species2. Ginsberg et al.3, using a biological method, found that dog's pancreatic juice possessed at least fifteen times; the enzyme activity of the blood, but this observation does not so far seem to have been confirmed.

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    Glick, D., Lewin, A., and Antopol, W., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol., N.Y., 40, 28 (1939).

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    Ginsberg, R., Kohn, R., and Necheles, H., Amer. J. Digest. Dis., 4, 154 (1937).

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    McCance, R. A., Hutchinson, A. O., Dean, R. F. A., and Jones, P. E. H., Biochem. J., 45, 403 (1949).

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McCANCE, R., BROWN, L., COMLINE, R. et al. Cholinesterase Activity in the Secretions of the Pancreas of the Dog and Parotid of the Pig. Nature 168, 788–789 (1951). https://doi.org/10.1038/168788b0

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