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glutathione S-transferase

 

Definition: a class of enzymes that catalyzes the reaction of glutathione with an acceptor molecule (an arene oxide) to form an S-substituted glutathione; a key step in detoxification of many substances; start of the mercapturic acid pathway.

Synonym(s): ligandin

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