, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 940–941 | Cite as

Interaction of mammalian hemoglobins with dehydroascorbic acid

  • S. Deb
  • S. Som
  • S. Basu
  • I. B. Chatterjee


Reactive sulfhydryl groups of major hemoglobins from guinea-pig, rat and cat reduced dehydroascorbic acid to ascorbic acid leading to formation of intrachain disulfide bonds. Hybridization experiments indicated that the reduction was carried out by thea chain of cat hemoglobin.


Ascorbic Acid Disulfide Disulfide Bond Sulfhydryl Sulfhydryl Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Deb
    • 1
  • S. Som
    • 1
  • S. Basu
    • 1
  • I. B. Chatterjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity College of ScienceCalcutta(India)

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