ACHE - Acetylcholinesterase - human protein (Function)
 
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ACHE »  Acetylcholinesterase   [ EC 3.1.1.7 ]  (AChE)
 
Gene name:  ACHE
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Function

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Overview 
Terminates signal transduction at the neuromuscular junction by rapid hydrolysis of the acetylcholine released into the synaptic cleft. Role in neuronal apoptosis.  
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  • UniProtKB
GO molecular function 
Acetylcholine bindingdefinition[GO:0042166]  
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  • HGNC
  • UniProtKB
Acetylcholinesterase activitydefinition[GO:0003990]  
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  • HGNC
  • UniProtKB
Beta-amyloid bindingdefinition[GO:0001540]  
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  • UniProtKB
Cholinesterase activitydefinition[GO:0004104]  
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  • HGNC
Collagen bindingdefinition[GO:0005518]  
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  • HGNC
Hydrolase activitydefinition[GO:0016787]  
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  • HGNC
Laminin bindingdefinition[GO:0043236]  
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  • BHF-UCL
Protein bindingdefinition[GO:0005515]  
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  • IntAct
  • UniProtKB
Protein homodimerization activitydefinition[GO:0042803]  
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  • HGNC
  • UniProtKB
Protein self-associationdefinition[GO:0043621] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Serine hydrolase activitydefinition[GO:0017171]  
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  • HGNC
GO biological process 
Acetylcholine catabolic processdefinition[GO:0006581]  
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  • HGNC
Acetylcholine catabolic process in synaptic cleftdefinition[GO:0001507]  
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  • UniProtKB
Amyloid precursor protein metabolic processdefinition[GO:0042982]  
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  • UniProtKB
Cell adhesiondefinition[GO:0007155]  
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  • HGNC
  • UniProtKB
Cell proliferationdefinition[GO:0008283]  
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  • UniProtKB
DNA replicationdefinition[GO:0006260]  
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  • UniProtKB
Muscle organ developmentdefinition[GO:0007517]  
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  • UniProtKB
Negative regulation of synaptic transmission, cholinergicdefinition[GO:0032223]  
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  • HGNC
Nervous system developmentdefinition[GO:0007399]  
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  • UniProtKB
Neurotransmitter receptor biosynthetic processdefinition[GO:0045212] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Osteoblast developmentdefinition[GO:0002076]  
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  • HGNC
Positive regulation of protein secretiondefinition[GO:0050714]  
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  • UniProtKB
Protein tetramerizationdefinition[GO:0051262] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Receptor internalizationdefinition[GO:0031623] silver  
1
  • Ortholog Compara
Regulation of receptor recyclingdefinition[GO:0001919] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Response to woundingdefinition[GO:0009611]  
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  • UniProtKB
Retina development in camera-type eyedefinition[GO:0060041] silver  
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  • Ortholog Compara
Synapse assemblydefinition[GO:0007416]  
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  • UniProtKB
Enzymatic activity 
This protein acts as an enzyme. It is known to catalyze the following reaction
EC 3.1.1.7: Acetylcholine + H(2)O choline + acetate.  
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  • UniProtKB
 
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Pathways 
According to KEGG, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Cholinergic synapse  hsa04725+43  
Glycerophospholipid metabolism  hsa00564+43  
According to Reactome, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Neurotransmitter Clearance In The Synaptic Cleft  REACT_13583  
Synthesis of PC  REACT_121238  
Synthesis, secretion, and deacylation of Ghrelin  REACT_19189  
 

Keywords

Biological process 
Neurotransmitter degradation  definition   [KW-0531]
Molecular function 
Blood group antigen  definition   [KW-0095]
Hydrolase  definition   [KW-0378]
Serine esterase  definition   [KW-0719]
Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

Enzyme and pathway databases
SABIO-RK: P22303
Other
GeneWiki: Acetylcholinesterase
GenomeRNAi: 43
PRO: PR:P22303
Chemistry
GuidetoPHARMACOLOGY: 2465