ESTHER Database

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The server ESTHER (ESTerases and alpha/beta-Hydrolase Enzymes and Relatives) is dedicated to the analysis of proteins or protein domains belonging to the superfamily of alpha/beta-hydrolases, exemplified by the cholinesterases.

The 12th Meeting on Cholinesterases took place last week September 2015 together with the Sixth International Conference on Paraoxonases, Alicante, Spain. It was a success (12th ChE)
NEW The 15th International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms is now scheduled for September 25-29th, 2016, Marseille, France. (XVth ISCM).
Please express your anticipated interest for this meeting in sending a message to
The latest Newsletter is available here and previous issues can be retrieved from here. To receive the Newsletter by e-mail, please join the mailing list here
NEW A molecular perspective on the cholinergic synapse: A symposium in honor of Israel Silman's 80th birthday will take place at The David Lopatie Conference Centre Weizmann Institute of Science December 9-11 2015 (Poster).

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Mail to: Nicolas Lenfant, Thierry Hotelier, Yves Bourne, Pascale Marchot and Arnaud Chatonnet.
Please cite: Lenfant 2013 Nucleic.Acids.Res. or Marchot Chatonnet 2012 Prot.Pept Lett.
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