Cooperative binding of gamma-glutamyl substrate to human glutathione synthetase.

Human glutathione synthetase is responsible for catalyzing the final step in glutathione biosynthesis. It is a homodimer with a monomer subunit MW of 52 kDa. Kinetic analysis reveals a departure from linearity of the Lineweaver-Burk double reciprocal plot for the binding of gamma-glutamyl substrate, indicating cooperative binding. The measured apparent K(m… (More)