UniProt functional annotation for P09792

UniProt code: P09792.

Organism: Schistosoma mansoni (Blood fluke).
Taxonomy: Eukaryota; Metazoa; Platyhelminthes; Trematoda; Digenea; Strigeidida; Schistosomatoidea; Schistosomatidae; Schistosoma.
Function: Conjugation of reduced glutathione to a wide number of exogenous and endogenous hydrophobic electrophiles.
Function: GST isoenzymes appear to play a central role in the parasite detoxification system. Other functions are also suspected including a role in increasing the solubility of haematin in the parasite gut.
Catalytic activity: RX + glutathione = HX + R-S-glutathione.
Subunit: Homodimer.
Tissue specificity: In the adult, expressed in excretory epithelial cells but absent from the caecal epithelium and flame cells. Also expressed in the tegument and its extensions into the parenchyma. In the schistosomulum, expressed in the tegument and associated structures. Not expressed in digestive tract, reproductive organs or muscles (at protein level).
Miscellaneous: There are at least three isoenzymes of GST in S.mansoni.
Similarity: Belongs to the GST superfamily. Mu family.
Similarity: Contains 1 GST C-terminal domain.
Similarity: Contains 1 GST N-terminal domain.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.