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The major isoenzymes of cytosolic glutathione transferase (EC 2.5.1.18) from rat, mouse, and man are shown to share structural and catalytic properties that can be used for species-independent classification. Rat, mouse, and human isoenzymes were grouped with respect to amino-terminal amino acid sequences, after correlation of seven structures analyzed in(More)
The 4-hydroxyalk-2-enals are established products of lipid peroxidation that are conjugated with intracellular glutathione. Cytosolic glutathione transferases from rat liver were shown to give high specific activities with 4-hydroxynonenal and 4-hydroxydecenal. The isoenzyme giving the highest specific activity was glutathione transferase 4-4. The rate of(More)
Six GSH transferases with neutral/acidic isoelectric points were purified from the cytosol fraction of rat liver. Four transferases are class Mu enzymes related to the previously characterized GSH transferases 3-3, 4-4 and 6-6, as judged by structural and enzymic properties. Two additional GSH transferases are distinguished by high specific activities with(More)
GSSG selectively elutes two GSH transferases from a mixture of rat GSH transferases bound to a GSH-agarose affinity matrix. One is a form of GSH transferase 1-1 and the other is shown to be GSH transferase 8-8. By using tissues that lack this form of GSH transferase 1-1 (e.g. lung), GSH transferase 8-8 may thus be purified from cytosol in a single step.(More)
Rat glutathione transferase 8-8 is one of the less abundant cytosolic glutathione transferases, accounting for approx. 1% of the total activity with 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene in liver. The enzyme is eluted at pH 6.3 upon chromatofocusing and has so far been identified in liver, kidney, lung and testis. Characteristic properties include high relative(More)
Human interferon alpha 1 (HuIFN alpha 1) is known to protect bovine as well as human cells against viral infection. Hence, we investigated the specificity and tissue distribution of receptors for HuIFN alpha 1 on various cells. [35S]HuIFN alpha 1 bound specifically to homogenates of bovine tissues and particularly to bovine liver, but there was also(More)
Seven major isoenzymes of glutathione transferase with isoelectric points ranging from pH 6.9 to 10 were isolated from rat liver cytosol. The purification procedure included affinity chromatography on immobilized S-hexylglutathione followed by high-performance liquid chromatofocusing. Characteristics, such as physical properties, reactions with antibodies,(More)
An efficient procedure for random chemical mutagenesis was used to create analogs of human interferon (IFN)-alpha 4. Unique restriction enzyme sites were introduced into the human IFN-alpha 4 gene to enable cassetting of the gene for localized random mutagenesis. Single-stranded IFN-alpha 4 DNA was treated with nitrous acid, followed by second-strand(More)