The Biological Actions of the Glutathione/Disulfide System: An Overview

  • Marcello Quintiliani
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 197)

Abstract

Glutathione (GSH) and its disulfide (GSSG) have been the object of considerable interest, during the last ten or fifteen years, on the part of investigators acting in many different areas of biological research. Such interest is justified by the multifunctional properties of this tripeptide, involving, for example, metabolism of intermediates, enzyme mechanisms, biosynthesis of macromolecules, drug metabolism, radiation, cancer, oxygen toxicity, transport, immune phenomena, endocrinology, environmental toxins, and aging.

Keywords

Superoxide Cysteine Adenosine Selenium Adduct 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Quintiliani
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  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Technologies (CNR)RomaItaly

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