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Accepted name: glutathione peroxidase
2 glutathione + H O 2 = glutathione disulfide + 2 2 H O 2
Other name(s): GSH peroxidase; selenium-glutathione peroxidase; reduced glutathione peroxidase
Systematic name: glutathione:hydrogen-peroxide oxidoreductase
Comments: A protein containing a selenocysteine residue. Steroid and lipid hydroperoxides, but not the product of reaction of
EC 18.104.22.168 lipoxygenase on phospholipids, can act as acceptor, but more slowly than H O 2 ( 2 cf. EC 22.214.171.124 phospholipid-hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase).
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BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9013-66-5
Chaudiere, J. and Tappel, A.L. Purification and characterization of selenium-glutathione peroxidase from hamster liver.
Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 226 (1983) 448–457. [PMID: 6227287]
Grossmann, A. and Wendel, A. Non-reactivity of the selenoenzyme glutathione peroxidase with enzymatically hydroperoxidized phospholipids.
Eur. J. Biochem. 135 (1983) 549–552. [PMID: 6413205]
Nakamura, W., Hosoda, S. and Hayashi, K. Purification and properties of rat liver glutathione peroxidase.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 358 (1974) 251–261.
[EC 126.96.36.199 created 1965, modified 1989]
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