Rat liver glutathione: possible role as a reservoir of cysteine.

@article{Tateishi1977RatLG,
  title={Rat liver glutathione: possible role as a reservoir of cysteine.},
  author={N. Tateishi and T. Higashi and A. Naruse and K. Nakashima and H. Shiozaki},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1977},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={
          51-60
        }
}
Rat liver contains a high concentration (7-8mM) of reduced glutathione and its level changes rapidly when starving or feeding rats. We concluded that one of the functions of liver glutathione was to act as a reservoir of cysteine. When starved rats were fed a protein-free diet, the increase in liver glutathione was dependent on the amount of cysteine added to the diet. A cysteine-dependent increase of glutathione was also observed in rats fed a diet containing gelatin with cysteine, but the… Expand
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