1. The acetylcholinesterase (AChE) gene from the important malaria vector Anopheles stephensi has been isolated by homology to the Drosophila acetylcholinesterase gene. 2. The complete sequence and intron-exon organization has been determined. The encoded protein has 69% identity to Drosophila AChE and 38 and 36% identity to Torpedo AChE and human butyrylcholinesterase, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-41
Number of pages11
JournalCellular and molecular neurobiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1991


  • Acetylcholinesterase/genetics
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Anopheles/genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Drosophila melanogaster/genetics
  • Genes
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Species Specificity
  • Torpedo/genetics


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