Potentiation of excitotoxic injury by high concentrations of extracellular reduced glutathione.

Glutathione is present in the central nervous system in millimolar concentrations, and is a predominant intracellular antioxidant and detoxicant. In addition, glutathione is released into the extracellular space via a depolarization-enhanced process. Although the role of extracellular glutathione has not been precisely defined, a growing body of… CONTINUE READING