Table 1

Stimulation of zinc transfer from MT to PAR by selenium compounds in the absence and presence of glutathione (GSH)

Se compoundConcentration, μM Zinc transferred, %Zinc transferred in the presence of GSH, %
Selenocystamine503018
Benzeneselenenyl chloride2010017
Benzeneseleninic acid2010025
  • MT (0.5 μM) was incubated with selenium compounds in 20 mM Hepes-Na+/100 μM PAR (pH 7.5) in the absence and presence of a 5-fold excess of GSH over selenium compound. Measurements were taken after 1 h.