Covalent binding of a mercaptan S-sulfate to hepatic cytosolic proteins and its inhibition by glutathione.

4-Nitrobenzyl mercaptan (NBM) S-sulfate, a new type of the sulfate conjugate enzymatically formed from NBM in the presence of 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate in rat liver cytosol, bound covalently to rat liver cytosolic proteins at pH 7.4. The protein binding of NBM S-sulfate was strongly retarded by GSH. GSH not only played a role as a scavenger for… CONTINUE READING