Mammalian cyanide detoxification with sulphane sulphur.

@article{Westley1988MammalianCD,
  title={Mammalian cyanide detoxification with sulphane sulphur.},
  author={John W. Westley},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  year={1988},
  volume={140},
  pages={
          201-18
        }
}
It has been understood for nearly a century that most of the cyanide entering mammals by either ingestion or inhalation of sublethal quantities is detoxified by combination with cyanide-reactive sulphur. The detoxifying reaction is primarily enzymic, and the enzymes that catalyse it, as well as those that catalyse reactions which generate the cyanide-reactive sulphane sulphur, have been isolated and studied extensively. However, analytical methods suitable for quantitative characterization of… CONTINUE READING

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