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Comparison of the mRNA sequences for Pi class glutathione transferases in different hamster species and the corresponding enzyme activities with anti-benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-dihydrodiol 9,10-epoxide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8809043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glutathione S-transferase (GST) of class Pi (GST Pi) is known to detoxify the mutagenic and carcinogenic (+)-anti-benzo[a]pyrene-7, 8-dihydrodiol 9,10-epoxide [(+)-anti-BPDE] by conjugation with glutathione. Previously, we have shown that Chinese hamster V79 cells contain GST Pi, but seem to lack the capacity to conjugate (+)-anti-BPDE, although these cells do conjugate other substrates with GSH [Romert, Dock, Jenssen and Jernström (1989) Carcinogenesis 10, 1701-1707; Swedmark, Romert, Morgenstern and Jenssen (1992) Carcinogenesis 13, 1719-1723; Swedmark and Jenssen (1994) Gene 139, 251-256]. In the present study we have compared four cell lines derived from different hamster species with respect to GST cDNA sequences and capacity to conjugate (+)-or(-)-anti-BPDE. The cell lines were V79 and Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO), Armenian hamster lung (AHL) cells and baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells. The sequencing revealed a complete homology between the V79 and CHO cDNA for GST Pi, whereas the corresponding amino acid sequences predicted from the corresponding AHL and BHK cDNAs differed by six and nine amino acids, respectively, from the predicted V79 sequence. None of these changes alone was found to influence the xenobiotic substrate-binding site. The cytosolic fractions from BHK and AHL cells were found to catalyse conjugation of (+)-anti-BPDE with GSH, whereas the corresponding activity in CHO cells was non-detectable. As shown previously, V79 cells were devoid of activity towards (+)-anti-BPDE. All the cell lines studied demonstrated appreciable GST activity towards 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene, but no activity with (-)-anti-BPDE. The latter result suggests that GST Pi is the sole or predominant GST in these cell lines. This was confirmed by HPLC analysis of purified enzymes obtained by affinity chromatography. However, when the catalytic activities of the pure enzymes were determined, all four different GST Pi enzymes were found to be highly capable of conjugating (+)-anti-BPDE with GSH. This observation indicates the existence of an intracellular factor that selectively inhibits conjugation of (+)-anti-BPDE, but not of 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene in the V79 and CHO cell lines. This new phenomenon seems to be specific for Chinese hamster, since both these cell lines originate from this species.
S Swedmark; B Jernström; D Jenssen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Biochemical journal     Volume:  318 ( Pt 2)     ISSN:  0264-6021     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem. J.     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-13     Completed Date:  1996-11-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984726R     Medline TA:  Biochem J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Genetic and Cellular Toxicology, Wallenberg Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden.
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GENBANK/L40381;  L40382;  L46796
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MeSH Terms
7,8-Dihydro-7,8-dihydroxybenzo(a)pyrene 9,10-oxide / metabolism*
Amino Acid Sequence
Base Sequence
CHO Cells
Cell Line
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
DNA Primers
Glutathione Transferase / biosynthesis*,  metabolism
Isoenzymes / biosynthesis*,  metabolism
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
RNA, Messenger / chemistry*,  metabolism
Recombinant Proteins / biosynthesis,  metabolism
Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
Substrate Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA Primers; 0/Isoenzymes; 0/RNA, Messenger; 0/Recombinant Proteins; 55097-80-8/7,8-Dihydro-7,8-dihydroxybenzo(a)pyrene 9,10-oxide; EC Transferase

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