SeO3(2-) combines with GSH to form GSSeSG and GSSG

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R-HSA-2408556
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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Selenite (SeO3(2-)) and reduced glutathione (GSH) spontaneously react to form selenodiglutathione (GSSeSG) and glutathione disulfide (GSSG). This has been proposed to be the major form of entry of selenium compounds into metabolism. This reaction is inferred from the event in rat (Bjornstedt et al. 1992).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
1569062 Selenodiglutathione is a highly efficient oxidant of reduced thioredoxin and a substrate for mammalian thioredoxin reductase

Björnstedt, M, Kumar, S, Holmgren, A

J. Biol. Chem. 1992
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