Polymorphic variation within the glutathione S-transferase genes and risk of adult acute leukaemia.

Polymorphisms within the phase II metabolizer enzymes GST T1, GST M1 and GST P1 affect the body's ability to detoxify a range of potential leukaemogens encountered in the environment. Using PCR, GST T1, GST M1 and GST P1 genotypes were determined in 557 adults with acute leukaemia and 952 age, sex and geographically matched controls. The strongest… CONTINUE READING