The 80% methanolic extract of Myricaria elegans Royle was investigated for in vitro acetylcholinesterase (ACHE), butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) and lipoxygenase enzyme inhibition activities. The crude extract was found to have significant acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity (74.8%) and remarkable butryrylcholinesterase inhibitory activity (96.0%). However, no activity was observed against the enzyme lipoxygenase (0.0%).
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Waqar Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Nisar and Mansoor Ahmad, 2003. In vitro Inhibition of Acetylcholinesterase, Butyrylxcholinesterase and Lipoxygenase by Crude Extract of Myricaria elegans Royle. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 1046-1049.
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