Inhibition of nitroblue tetrazolium reduction by metallothionein.

M. Shiraishi, K. Utsumi, S. Morimoto, I. Joja, S. Iida, Y. Takeda, K. Aono

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-537
Number of pages5
JournalPhysiological chemistry and physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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