Fandom

Psychology Wiki

Choline acetyltransferase

34,202pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)


choline acetyltransferase
Symbol(s): CHAT
Locus: 10 q11.2
EC number 2.3.1.6
EntrezGene 1103
OMIM 118490
RefSeq NM_020549
UniProt P28329

Choline acetyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.6) is an enzyme which is synthesized within the body of a neuron. It is then transferred to the nerve terminal via axoplasmic flow. It joins Acetyl CoA to choline, resulting in the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

It is often used as a marker, immunohistochemically, for motor neurons (motoneurons).

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit



This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki