The effect of experimental anaemia on the levels of glutathione and glycolytic enzymes of the erythrocytes of normal and glutathione-deficient Merino sheep
Australian Journal of Biological Sciences
N S AgarJ D Harley
The effects of experimental anaemia on the levels of reduced glutathione (GSH) and the activity of glycolytic enzymes in the erythrocytes of normal and GSH-deficient Merino sheep were investigated. There was a rise in red cell GSH levels in both groups of sheep; the magnitude of this response was, however, quite different. When expressed as a percentage of the initial value, the rise in GSH level was 18% in normal and 263% in GSH-deficient animals. There was also an increase in the activities of various enzymes following phlebotomy but this increase was similar in the two groups of sheep.
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