SeO3(2-) combines with GSH to form GSSeSG and GSSG

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R-RNO-2408553
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Reaction [transition]
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Rattus norvegicus
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SeO3(2-) combines with GSH to form GSSeSG and GSSG

In the rat cytosol, selenite (SeO3(2-)) and reduced glutathione (GSH) spontaneously react to form selenodiglutathione (GSSeSG) and glutathione disulfide (GSSG). This has been proposed to be the major form of entry of selenium compounds into metabolism (Bjornstedt et al. 1992).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
1569062 Selenodiglutathione is a highly efficient oxidant of reduced thioredoxin and a substrate for mammalian thioredoxin reductase

Björnstedt, M, Kumar, S, Holmgren, A

J. Biol. Chem. 1992
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