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Question Ach esterase in Neural Tube Defects

Why does Ach esterase increase in Neural tube defects?
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Wink pubmed

found this in an abstract on pubmed.

Come to think of it, Never was interested in knowing it. And this did not explain much.

`We have investigated the occurrence of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) (E.C. 3.1.1.7) in fetal serum, amniotic fluid and maternal serum using an immuno-chemical assay-technique employing both polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Fetal serum had increased amounts of AChE, which is due to an increase in the 10.5S form of the enzyme. This form was also found in amniotic fluids of pregnancies with a fetal neural tube defect (NTD), but not in normal amniotic fluid. The increase in amniotic fluid AChE was however, not reflected in the maternal serum.`

does not explain much still. I will just take it as it is.
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Why does Ach esterase increase in Neural tube defects?
FA gives in explanation .... AchE in the CSF .... neural tube defect ....AchE leaks out ...hence Increased AchE .....
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