[The kinetic characteristics of the erythrocyte glutathione S-transferase system as a function of sex and the tobacco habit].

BACKGROUND Erythrocytic glutathion S-transferase (GST) plays an important role as a protective mechanism against oxidative stress. The present study was conducted to evaluate the influence of both smoking habit and sex upon the kinetic characteristics of the enzyme. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 176 healthy subjects (100 men and 76 women), smokers and nonsmokers… CONTINUE READING