The oxidation of NADPH by vanadate(V) in the presence of glutathione reductase showed typical enzymatic kinetics. The oxidation was inhibited by N-ethylmaleimide, a glutathione reductase inhibitor. Superoxide dismutase had no significant effect on the oxidation, indicating noninvolvment of the superoxide radical. The vanadate(V) reduction was found to be a one-electron transfer process. These results suggest a new pathway for vanadate(V) metabolism and a new function of glutathione reductase.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics|
|State||Published - Apr 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology