Antioxidant relationship between selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase and tocopherol.

  • Sharon Gross
  • Published 1979 in
    The American journal of pediatric hematology…
Glutathione peroxidase, a selenium-dependent enzyme, and tocopherol interact and may, indeed, compensate for deficiencies of one or the other. Iron-supplemented, "tocopherol-sufficient," low-birth-weight premature infants fed (selenium-poor) formulas rich in polyunsaturated fatty acid (greater than 35% of fat as PUFA) develop severe hemolysis secondary to… CONTINUE READING