Glutathione peroxidase of calf trabecular meshwork.
Glutathione peroxidase was extracted from calf trabecular meshwork. The kinetics of this enzyme were examined, varying the substrates hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), tert- butylhydroperoxide ( tBHP ), and glutathione. The activity of the enzyme in nonpurified homogenates was 596 nmole H2O2 reduced/min/gm wet weight and 680 nmole tBHP reduced/min/gm wet weight (27-28 nmole peroxide reduced/min/mg protein). The apparent Michaelis--Menten constants for H2O2, tBHP , and GSH were 0.012, 0.102, and 2.89 mM, respectively. These data, together with published levels of glutathione in trabecular meshwork, suggest that the trabecular endothelial cell actively detoxifies H2O2.
Scott, DR; Karageuzian, LN; Anderson, PJ; Epstein, DL
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