glutathione

Cornelius Krasel krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
Fri Aug 21 07:34:21 EST 1998


JJ Miranda <atlantis at netcom.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know of any other small peptides (or other organic molecules) 
> that act as an anti-oxidative agent like glutathione?  Any examples 
> either from humans or even analogues from other species would be 
> appreciated.

If you are talking about anti-oxidants in buffers, DTT and beta-
mercaptoethanol immediately come to mind. In organisms, there are
ascorbic acid, alpha-tocopherol (also known as vitamin E), and others
(one of the more obscure ones being ureic acid if I recall my Stryer
correctly).

--Cornelius.

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