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what is the purpose of using acetylcholine esterase staining? why would you want to locate it?
 

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vesicle recycling, endocytosis, exocytosis i believe.
 

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ACh is a neurotransmitter that carries "messages" between motor nerve cells and muscle cells. Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme that destroys the excess ACh that is left in synapses after a "message" is transmitted. As far as I remember, acetylcholinesterase staining is used to identify peripheral (PNS) connections.
 

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might be useful to see if it's being sequestered somewhere such that it cant catalyze ACh degradation but would still appear present according to quantitative measures.