Glutathione S-transferase

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Medical Definition of Glutathione S-transferase

Glutathione S-transferase: A family of enzymes that utilize glutathione in reactions contributing to the transformation of a wide range of compounds, including carcinogens, therapeutic drugs, and products of oxidative stress.

The glutathione S-transferases act by catalyzing the reaction of glutathione with an acceptor molecule to form an S-substituted glutathione (S = sulfur). See also: Glutathione S-transferase omega-1.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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