Butyrylcholine

Butyrylcholine
Names
IUPAC name
2-butanoyloxyethyl(trimethyl)azanium
Other names
  • BCh
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEMBL
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Properties
C9H20NO2+
Molar mass 174.262 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Butyrylcholine is a choline-based ester that can function as a neurotransmitter. It is similar to acetylcholine, with activation of some of the same receptors as acetylcholine. Butyrylcholine is a synthetic compound and does not occur in the body naturally. It is used as a clinical laboratory tool to distinguish between the cholinesterases; acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase preferentially lyse acetylcholine and butyrylcholine, respectively.

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