Eight adult female Beagles were fasted for 21 days to investigate responses of the erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase system enzymes. Blood samples were collected once a week. Erythrocyte reduced glutathione was maintained within 10% of base-line value. Hexose monophosphate pathway dehydrogenases showed a significant inverse relationship to glutathione reductase (GR) activity. Further, active GR, as a percentage of total GR, increased as hexose monophosphate pathway dehydrogenase activity fell. A similar relationship between these enzymes has been reported in human glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Also, glutathione peroxidase showed an inverse linear response to erythrocytic reduced glutathione. Though the responses of this system are complex, they appear interrelated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American journal of veterinary research|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1978|