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May 8, 1937

II glutatione: Sua importanza nella biologia generale e nella fisiopatologia umana

JAMA. 1937;108(19):1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190089030

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The contents of this monograph are divided as follows: (1) structure and biologic significance of glutathione; (2) glutathione content of organs and tissues of living organisms, and its variations under physiologic and pathologic conditions; (3) histochemical reactions of glutathione and methods for its indirect determination in tissues and biologic fluids. The second part is by far the most extensive. It gives a complete survey of the field of the occurrence of the tripeptide under physiologic and pathologic conditions. A complete bibliography brings this useful book to a close. On the whole, the monograph does not represent a mere compilation of literature references; the vast material has been treated with a full appreciation of the problems involved and with fine critical acumen aided by the author's rich experimental experience in the field. It is to be regretted that the book is so far available only in the Italian original, which fact

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