In medicine, finding an organism that is indicative of a disease or infection is a crucial part of science. This is the biomarker, the measurable substance that allows for these mysteries to come to light.
Acetylcholinesterase as a Biomarker
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is a type of enzyme that is commonly used as a biochemical catalyst. It uses water to break a chemical bond. The result is a breaking of larger molecules to smaller ones. Our Flouro AChE Detection Kit can monitor multiple time points to follow kinetics with non-radioactive assays. In this fashion, the enzyme is able to measure the effect on the nervous system following exposure to pesticides. Because it’s so sensitive, it has become a great source of measurement. Scientists are still researching new ways for this biomarker to become useful in the future. Notably, it can make big strides in the world of environmental and occupational human health monitoring.