Esterase activity of rat muscle

F. Crespi, E. Pagliacci, G. M. Rocchini, R. Bianchi, M. Salmona, S. Garattini, E. Mussini

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The esterasic capacity of a series of skeletal muscles in response to three hemisuccinate ester drugs was investigated in rats and compared to that on alpha-naphthylacetate as a reference esterase substrate. Marked variations between different muscles and between given muscles of animals of different sex were observed, indicative of a complex heterogeneity in muscular expression of esterase activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1979


  • Esterases
  • Heterogenicity
  • Skeletal muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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