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Archives of biochemistry and biophysics

Reaction rates of glutathione and ascorbate with alkyl radicals are too slow for protection against protein peroxidation in vivo.


PMID 28939102

Abstract

Reaction kinetics of amino acid and peptide alkyl radicals with GSH and ascorbate, the two most abundant endogenous antioxidants, were investigated by pulse radiolysis. Rate constants in the order of 10