glutathione transferasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> A transferase that catalyses the addition of aliphatic, aromatic, or heterocyclic radicals as well as epoxides and arene oxides to glutathione. Addition takes place at the sulphur atom. It also catalyses the reduction of polyol nitrate by glutathione to polyol and nitrite.

Chemical name: RX:glutathione R-transferase

Registry number: EC 2.5.1.18

(12 Dec 1998)