Metallothionein inhibited in a concentration-dependent fashion the reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium [NBT] mediated by xanthine oxidase and by NADH-phenazine methosulfate. This catalytic activity of metallothionein for dismutation of O2- is dependent on the copper content in metallothionein.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physiological chemistry and physics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1982|
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