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Information on EC 1.11.1.9 - glutathione peroxidase

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IUBMB Comments

A protein containing a selenocysteine residue. Steroid and lipid hydroperoxides, but not the product of reaction of EC 1.13.11.12 lipoxygenase on phospholipids, can act as acceptor, but more slowly than H2O2 (cf. EC 1.11.1.12 phospholipid-hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase).

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

Synonyms
glutathione peroxidase, gpx, gsh-px, ebselen, gshpx, gpx-1, gsh peroxidase, glutathione peroxidase 1, plasma glutathione peroxidase, selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase, more

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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
2 glutathione + H2O2 = glutathione disulfide + 2 H2O
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