The life span of glutathione-deficient red cells in Tasmanian Merino sheep.

59FeCl3 was used to measure red cell life span in GSH-low type sheep to the Tasmanian Merino breed, whose GSH deficiency is due to a diminished activity of gamma-glutamyl cysteine synthetase. The 59Fe survival slopes fell within normal limits, indicating that red cells with this type of GSH deficiency do not have a shortened life span.