Hepatic glutathione S-transferase isoenzyme content has been investigated in both sexes of three inbred strains of mice (DBA/2, C3H/He, C57BL6). A polypeptide (Mr 24,800), which is immunologically related to Yf purified from rat lung, was found to be expressed as a major form in all male mouse livers but represented only a minor enzyme form in female mouse liver. Glutathione S-transferases comprising subunits with molecular masses of 25,800 (Ya) or 26,400 (Yb) were present in males and females of the three strains under investigation. Cytosolic isoenzymes from all strains and sexes were purified to apparent homogeneity and no significant inter-strain differences in the properties of the individual forms were observed. In addition, no differences were detected in the microsomal glutathione S-transferase content of the different strains or sexes.
- Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
- Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel
- Glutathione Transferase/metabolism
- Mice, Inbred Strains
- Microsomes, Liver/drug effects
- Sex Factors
- Substrate Specificity