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Title Glutathione and sulfur amino acids in human health and disease / edited by Roberta Masella, Giuseppe Mazza
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 598 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Glutathione And Sulfur Amino Acids In Human Health And Disease; Contents; Preface; Contributors; I Introduction; Ii Chemistry And Metabolism Of Gsh And Sulfur Amino Acids; Iii Antioxidant And Detoxification Activities; Iv Bioactivity Of Gsh And Sulfur Amino Acids As Regulators Of Cellular Processes; V Gsh And Sulfur Amino Acids In Pathological Processes; Vi Gsh And Sulfur Amino Acids As Drugs And Nutraceuticals; Subject Index
Summary The complex roles of glutathione and sulfur amino acids in human healthGlutathione (?-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinylglycine, GSH) is a major antioxidant acting as a free radical scavenger that protects the cell from reactive oxygen species (ROS). Sulfur amino acids (SAAs), such as methionine and cysteine, play a critical role in the maintenance of health. GSH depletion as well as alterations of SAA metabolism are linked to a host of disease states including liver cirrhosis, various pulmonary diseases, myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury, aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, sepsis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Glutathione.
Sulfur amino acids.
Amino Acids, Sulfur -- metabolism.
Antioxidants.
Glutathione -- metabolism.
Oxidative Stress.
Protein Deficiency.
Form Electronic book
Author Masella, Roberta.
Mazza, G., 1946-
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 047047596X (electronic bk.)
0470475978
9780470475966 (electronic bk.)
9780470475973