Genetic polymorphisms of human cytosol glutathione S-transferases and prostate cancer.


Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are involved in the metabolism of a wide range of carcinogenic chemicals. In humans, cytosol GSTs are divided into eight classes: alpha (GSTA), mu (GSTM), pi (GSTP), theta (GSTT), tau (GSTZ), sigma (GSTS), omicron (GSTO) and kappa (GSTK). The allelic polymorphism of these enzymes is associated with variations in enzyme… (More)