Differences in levels of erythrocyte glutathione and its metabolizing enzyme activities among primates

Comp Biochem Physiol B. 1993 Jan;104(1):169-71. doi: 10.1016/0305-0491(93)90354-8.


1. The levels of erythrocyte glutathione and the activities of its metabolizing enzymes--glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR)--were measured in four species of primates: human, rhesus monkey, common marmoset and common tree shrew. 2. There were marked differences in GSH-Px and GST activities among the primates, while GR activity and glutathione level were much less variable.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Callithrix / blood*
  • Erythrocytes / metabolism*
  • Glutathione / blood*
  • Glutathione Peroxidase / blood*
  • Glutathione Transferase / blood*
  • Humans
  • Macaca mulatta / blood*
  • Shrews / blood*
  • Species Specificity


  • Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Glutathione Transferase
  • Glutathione