With a view of elucidating the role of glutathione (GSH) in the biochemical pathways of the chromate-exposure related carcinogenesis, we carried out electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopic investigations of the chromate-GSH redox reactions. The ESR measurements, employing spin-traps, provide evidence for the involvement of the glutathione (GS) radical, as well as an isolable Cr(V)-glutathione intermediate. These results indicate a new mechanism for the reduction of chromate by GSH in in vitro cellular environment and help understand the (unexpected) increase in Cr(VI)-induced DNA strand breaks at elevated GSH levels.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 14 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology