A study of a series of S-alkylglutathiones as inhibitors of the enzyme, glyoxalase I, revealed that a non-polar region exists on the enzyme which plays an important role in the formation of an enzyme-inhibitor complex. The amount of inhibition of glyoxalase increases as the alkyl chain is lengthened from methyl to n-octyl. By taking advantage of the non-polar region of the enzyme, compounds have been prepared which are 435 times more active than the previously reported S-methylglutathione.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jun 6 1969|