Cysteine conjugate beta-lyase activities in rat kidney cortex: subcellular localization and relationship to the hepatic enzyme.

  title={Cysteine conjugate beta-lyase activities in rat kidney cortex: subcellular localization and relationship to the hepatic enzyme.},
  author={J. Stevens},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={129 2},
  • J. Stevens
  • Published 1985
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biochemical and biophysical research communications
Kidney cortex cysteine conjugate beta-lyase enzymes were characterized using S-(2-benzothiazolyl)-L-cysteine and S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine as substrates. The contribution of the hepatic form of cysteine conjugate beta-lyase to renal metabolism of these S-cysteine conjugates is not substantial. No cysteine conjugate beta-lyase activity was found in kidney cortex brush border membrane vesicles. Two cysteine conjugate beta-lyase activities with densities corresponding to the mitochondrial… Expand
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