Two immunologically distinct types of 22000-Mr subunits are present in rat lung glutathione S-transferases. One of these subunits is probably similar to Ya subunits of rat liver glutathione S-transferases, whereas the other subunit Ya′ is immunologically distinct. Glutathione S-transferase II (pI7.2) of rat lung is a heterodimer (YaYa′) of these subunits, and glutathione S-transferase VI (pI4.8) of rat lung is a homodimer of Ya′ subunits. On hybridization in vitro of the subunits of glutathione S-transferase II of rat lung three active dimers having pI values 9.4, 7.2 and 4.8 are obtained. Immunological properties and substrate specificities indicate that the hybridized enzymes having pI7.2 and 4.8 correspond to glutathione S-transferases II and VI of rat lung respectively.
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