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Experientia

, Volume 35, Issue 7, pp 852–853 | Cite as

Catalase and dehydroascorbate reductase in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN): Possible functional relationship

  • L. Stankova
  • R. Bigley
  • Sonja R. Wyss
  • H. Aebi
Specialia

Summary

In leukocytes (PMN) of individuals with Swiss type acatalasemia, the rate of dehydroascorbate reduction is 4 times normal. This observation suggests that the protective function served by catalase in human PMN is supported by dehydroascorbate reductase.

Keywords

Catalase Functional Relationship Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Protective Function Dehydroascorbate Reductase 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Stankova
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Bigley
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sonja R. Wyss
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Aebi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Medizinisch-chemisches Institut der Universität BernBern 9Switzerland

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