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G6137 Sigma-Aldrich

Glutathione Peroxidase from bovine erythrocytes

lyophilized powder, ≥300 units/mg protein

Synonym: GSH-Px, Glutathione:hydrogen-peroxide oxido-reductase




Glutathione peroxidase from bovine erythrocytes was used as a positive control in cloning and characterization of full-length cDNAs encoding two glutathione peroxidases (GpXs) from Globodera rostochiensis. It was used for the determination of glutathione peroxidase activity in human milk.


100, 200, 500 units in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glutathione peroxidase is an enzyme which reduced lipid hydroperoxides into their corresponding alcohols. It also reduces free hydrogen peroxide in to water. In vivo it is responsible for protecting hemoglobin from oxidative breakdown.

Protects cells against oxidative damage by catalyzing the reduction of hydrogen peroxide in the presence of reducing agent glutathione. In cellular membranes it may induce lipid peroxidation through the reduction of hydrogen peroxide or polyunsaturated fatty acid hydroperoxides.

Unit Definition

One unit will catalyze the oxidation by H2O2 of 1.0 μmole of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione per min at pH 7.0 at 25 °C.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing 25% sucrose and 2.5% dithiothreitol with sodium phosphate buffer salts

Other Notes

Note: At the reported pH optimum of 8.8, we have found the activity to be approx. 10 times that at pH 7.0. However, to remain consistent with literature and avoid complications arising from non-enzymatic oxidation of GSH, our unit is defined at pH 7.0.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis


Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles


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