The role of selenium peroxidases in the protection against oxidative damage of membranes.

@article{Ursini1987TheRO,
  title={The role of selenium peroxidases in the protection against oxidative damage of membranes.},
  author={Fulvio Ursini and Alberto Bindoli},
  journal={Chemistry and physics of lipids},
  year={1987},
  volume={44 2-4},
  pages={
          255-76
        }
}
The present review deals with the chemical properties of selenium in relation to its antioxidant properties and its reactivity in biological systems. The interaction of selenite with thiols and glutathione and the reactivity of selenocompounds with hydroperoxides are described. After a short survey on distribution, metabolism and organification of selenium, the role of this element as a component of the two seleno-dependent glutathione peroxidases is described. The main features of glutathione… CONTINUE READING
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