Localization of γ-glutamyl transpeptidase in the retinal pigment epithelium and visual receptors cells
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The activities of γ-glutamyl transpeptidase and other enzymes of the γ-glutamyl cycle, a series of reactions that catalyzes the synthesis and utilization of glutathione, were studied in the rabbit retina. Histochemical studies demonstrated that γ-glutamyl transpeptidase is localized in the visual receptor cells and the retinal pigment epithelium. Rat and mouse retinas revealed similar localizations of transpeptidase. These findings are in accord with the view that γ-glutamyl transpeptidase is involved in the transport of amino acids between the retinal pigment epithelium and the avascular visual receptor cells. © 1976.
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