IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phospholipid-hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase

Reaction: 2 glutathione + a hydroperoxy-fatty-acyl-[lipid] = glutathione disulfide + a hydroxy-fatty-acyl-[lipid] + H2O

Other name(s): peroxidation-inhibiting protein; PHGPX; peroxidation-inhibiting protein:peroxidase,glutathione (phospholipid hydroperoxide-reducing); phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase; hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase

Systematic name: glutathione:lipid-hydroperoxide oxidoreductase

Comments: A protein containing a selenocysteine residue. The products of action of EC lipoxygenase on phospholipids can act as acceptors; H2O2 can also act, but much more slowly (cf. EC glutathione peroxidase).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 97089-70-8


1. Ursini, F., Maiorino, M. and Gregolin, C. The selenoenzyme phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 839 (1985) 62-70. [PMID: 3978121]

2. Schnurr, K., Belkner, J., Ursini, F., Schewe, T. and Kuhn, H. The selenoenzyme phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase controls the activity of the 15-lipoxygenase with complex substrates and preserves the specificity of the oxygenation products. J. Biol. Chem. 271 (1996) 4653-4658. [PMID: 8617728]

[EC created 1989, modified 2015]

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