Overview of Protein Glutathionylation

Aleksandra Filipovska1, Michael P. Murphy1

1 Medical Research Council, Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Cambridge
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Toxicology
Unit Number:  Unit 6.10
DOI:  10.1002/0471140856.tx0610s28
Online Posting Date:  June, 2006
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Abstract

Many proteins contain free thiols that can be modified by the reversible formation of mixed disulfides with glutathione. Protein glutathionylation is of significance for defense against oxidative damage and in redox signaling. Here we outline the mechanisms and possible significance of protein glutathionylation.

Keywords: mitochondria; glutathione; oxidative stress; protein thiols; redox regulation

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Protein Thiols and Glutathione
  • Protein Glutathionylation
  • Fate of Glutathionylated Proteins
  • Glutaredoxin
  • Thioredoxin
  • Physiological Roles of Protein Glutathionylation
  • Conclusions
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
     
 
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