Scavenging of hypochlorous acid by carvedilol and ebselen in vitro.

@article{Aruoma1997ScavengingOH,
  title={Scavenging of hypochlorous acid by carvedilol and ebselen in vitro.},
  author={Okezie I. Aruoma},
  journal={General pharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={269-72}
}
1. The antihypertensive drug carvedilol and the antiinflammatory selenoorganic compound ebselen were tested for their ability to react with the reactive oxygen species hypochlorous acid (HOCl) in vitro. 2. Carvedilol scavenges HOCl at a rate sufficient to protect a model molecule catalase against inactivation by HOCl. 3. Ebselen was resistant to HOCl when its glutathione-peroxidase mimetic property was compared with that of glutathione peroxidase.