Functions of Glutathione

 "T. M.E.D.I.C.S"

  • Transport of amino acids
  • Methemoglobin reduction
  • Erythrocyte homeostasis (inactivation of free radicals inside RBC)
  • Detoxification of organophosphorus, halogenated or nitrogenous compounds
  • Insulin Inactivation
  • Coenzyme in Reduction reactions
  • Scavanger of toxic substances

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imageGlutathione was isolated in 1921 by Sir Frederick Hopkins and he won the Nobel prize in 1929.
imageAs part of Gamma Glutamyl cycle (Miester cycle), glutathione plays a major role in transfer of neutral amino acids in intestines, renal tubules and brain.

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