Comparison of the Catalytic Activities of Mammalian Ceruloplasmins

  • A. Zgirski
  • M. V. Chidambaram
  • E. Frieden
Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 2)


The oxidation of cysteine catalyzed by ceruloplasmin at pH 6.9 involves a single electron transfer. Superoxide ion has been identified as a product of this reaction. The superoxide dismutase activity of ceruloplasmins has also been observed.


Glutathione Superoxide Cysteine Disulfide Thiol 


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© The Humana Press Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Zgirski
    • 1
  • M. V. Chidambaram
    • 1
  • E. Frieden
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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