Catalytic oxidation of glutathione and other sulfhydryl compounds by selenite.

@article{TSEN1958CatalyticOO,
  title={Catalytic oxidation of glutathione and other sulfhydryl compounds by selenite.},
  author={CHO CHING TSEN and Al L. Tappel},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1958},
  volume={233 5},
  pages={1230-2}
}
In studies of the oxidation of sulfhydryl compounds (I), selenite has been found to be an active catalyst. Considering the biological importance of sulfhydryl oxidations and the implication of sulfhydryl compounds in selenium poisoning (2-5), more information on selenite-catalyzed oxidations is desirable, This paper reports studies of the catalytic oxidation of GSH by selenite and its reaction mechanism.