UniProt functional annotation for P30711

UniProt code: P30711.

Organism: Homo sapiens (Human).
Taxonomy: Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo.
Function: Conjugation of reduced glutathione to a wide number of exogenous and endogenous hydrophobic electrophiles. Acts on 1,2- epoxy-3-(4-nitrophenoxy)propane, phenethylisothiocyanate 4- nitrobenzyl chloride and 4-nitrophenethyl bromide. Displays glutathione peroxidase activity with cumene hydroperoxide.
Catalytic activity: RX + glutathione = HX + R-S-glutathione.
Subunit: Homodimer.
Subcellular location: Cytoplasm.
Tissue specificity: Found in erythrocyte. Expressed at low levels in liver. In lung, expressed at low levels in Clara cells and ciliated cells at the alveolar/bronchiolar junction. Absent from epithelial cells of larger bronchioles.
Polymorphism: The GSTT1 gene is absent from 38% of the population. The presence or absence of the GSTT1 gene is coincident with the conjugator (GSST1+) and non-conjugator (GSTT1-) phenotypes respectively. The GSTT1+ phenotype can catalyze the glutathione conjugation of dichloromethane.
Similarity: Belongs to the GST superfamily. Theta family.
Similarity: Contains 1 GST C-terminal domain.
Similarity: Contains 1 GST N-terminal domain.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.