Radioprotective effects of glutathione on molecular systems

  • R. Badiello
  • G. C. Ceschel
  • B. Esposito
Letter to the Editor


The paper investigates the effect of glutathione on model biological systems, such as enzymes, (lisozyme, alcoholdehydrogenase, α-chymotrypsin) and DNA base components. Our results on the inactivation of enzymes and on the chemical changes in DNA base components show a radioprotective action of glutathione in all systems. The results are discussed in terms of glutathione free radical reactivity and in the light of current hypothesis on the modification of the radiation damage given by thiol compounds.


Radiation Enzyme Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Glutathione 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Badiello
    • 1
  • G. C. Ceschel
    • 2
  • B. Esposito
    • 1
  1. 1.Unitr Complessa di Scienze Chimiche, Radiochimiche e MetallurgicheUniversitŕ di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze FarmaceuticheUniversitŕ di BolognaBolognaItaly

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