Cholinesterase activities in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with senile dementia of Alzheimer type.
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and nonspecific cholinesterase (nsChE) activities of lumbar ceresbrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with a clinical or histological diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease have been compared with those of normal age-matched control patients and patients with dementia of non-Alzheimer aetiology. No significant differences in the AChE activity of lumbar CSF from histologically and clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease patients and normal age-matched controls were found,...Expand abstract
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