Glutathione Peroxidase

  • L. Flohé
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 49)

Abstract

Glutathione peroxidase (E.C. 1.11.1.9)1 shall mean the selenoenzyme catalyzing the general reaction shown in eg. 1. The term glutathione peroxidase here is not used for the so-called “non-Se-glutathione peroxidase”2 which, in fact is a transferase catalysing inter alia the transfer of GSH to H2O2 according to eq. 2. which is followed by the presumably non-enzymatic reaction Glutathione peroxidase is also distinct from a similar selenoenzyme acting on hydroperoxo groups of complex lipids integrated in membranes.3

Keywords

Codon Glutathione Superoxide Selenium Prostaglandin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Flohé
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of ResearchGruenenthal GmbHAachenGermany

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