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HMDB Protein ID HMDBP00821
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • 6102
  • HMDBP06081
Name Microsomal glutathione S-transferase 2
  1. Microsomal GST-2
  2. Microsomal GST-II
Gene Name MGST2
Protein Type Enzyme
Biological Properties
General Function Involved in enzyme activator activity
Specific Function Can catalyze the production of LTC4 from LTA4 and reduced glutathione. Can catalyze the conjugation of 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene with reduced glutathione.
  • Chemical carcinogenesis - DNA adducts
  • Drug metabolism - cytochrome P450
  • Glutathione metabolism
  • Metabolism of xenobiotics by cytochrome P450
RX + Glutathione → HX + R-S-glutathione details
RX + Glutathione → Halide + R-S-Glutathione details
Naphthalene epoxide + Glutathione → (1R)-Hydroxy-(2R)-glutathionyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene details
(1S,2R)-Naphthalene 1,2-oxide + Glutathione → (1R)-Glutathionyl-(2R)-hydroxy-1,2-dihydronaphthalene details
(1S,2R)-Naphthalene 1,2-oxide + Glutathione → (1S)-Hydroxy-(2S)-glutathionyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene details
1-Nitronaphthalene-7,8-oxide + Glutathione → 1-Nitro-7-hydroxy-8-glutathionyl-7,8-dihydronaphthalene details
1-Nitronaphthalene-7,8-oxide + Glutathione → 1-Nitro-7-glutathionyl-8-hydroxy-7,8-dihydronaphthalene details
1-Nitronaphthalene-5,6-oxide + Glutathione → 1-Nitro-5-hydroxy-6-glutathionyl-5,6-dihydronaphthalene details
1-Nitronaphthalene-5,6-oxide + Glutathione → 1-Nitro-5-glutathionyl-6-hydroxy-5,6-dihydronaphthalene details
Bromobenzene-3,4-oxide + Glutathione → 3,4-Dihydro-3-hydroxy-4-S-glutathionyl bromobenzene details
Bromobenzene-2,3-oxide + Glutathione → 2,3-Dihydro-2-S-glutathionyl-3-hydroxy bromobenzene details
Benzo[a]pyrene-4,5-oxide + Glutathione → 4,5-Dihydro-4-hydroxy-5-S-glutathionyl-benzo[a]pyrene details
Benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol + Glutathione → 7,8-Dihydro-7-hydroxy-8-S-glutathionyl-benzo[a]pyrene + Water details
2,2-Dichloroacetaldehyde + Glutathione → S-(2,2-Dichloro-1-hydroxy)ethyl glutathione details
1,1-Dichloroethylene epoxide + Glutathione → 2-(S-Glutathionyl)acetyl chloride + Hydrochloric acid details
Chloroacetyl chloride + Glutathione → S-(2-Chloroacetyl)glutathione + Hydrochloric acid details
2-(S-Glutathionyl)acetyl chloride + Glutathione → 2-(S-Glutathionyl)acetyl glutathione + Hydrochloric acid details
Trichloroethylene + Glutathione → S-(1,2-Dichlorovinyl)glutathione + Hydrochloric acid details
1,2-Dibromoethane + Glutathione + Hydrogen Ion → Glutathione episulfonium ion + Bromide details
2-Bromoacetaldehyde + Glutathione → S-(Formylmethyl)glutathione + Bromide details
Aldophosphamide + Glutathione → 4-Glutathionyl cyclophosphamide + Water details
2,3-Epoxyaflatoxin B1 + Glutathione → Aflatoxin B1exo-8,9-epoxide-GSH details
GO Classification
Biological Process
response to organic nitrogen
response to lipopolysaccharide
positive regulation of catalytic activity
xenobiotic metabolic process
glutathione biosynthetic process
leukotriene biosynthetic process
Cellular Component
endoplasmic reticulum membrane
plasma membrane
nuclear envelope
integral to membrane
cell part
membrane part
intrinsic to membrane
integral to membrane
enzyme regulator activity
enzyme activator activity
Molecular Function
glutathione peroxidase activity
glutathione transferase activity
enzyme activator activity
leukotriene-C4 synthase activity
metabolic process
cellular metabolic process
organic acid metabolic process
oxoacid metabolic process
carboxylic acid metabolic process
monocarboxylic acid metabolic process
fatty acid metabolic process
unsaturated fatty acid metabolic process
icosanoid metabolic process
leukotriene metabolic process
Cellular Location
  1. Multi-pass membrane protein (Potential)
  2. Multi-pass membrane protein (Potential)
  3. Endoplasmic reticulum membrane
  4. Microsome membrane
Gene Properties
Chromosome Location 4
Locus 4q28.3
Gene Sequence
>444 bp
Protein Properties
Number of Residues 147
Molecular Weight 16620.4
Theoretical pI 9.557
Pfam Domain Function
Signals Not Available
Transmembrane Regions Not Available
Protein Sequence
>Microsomal glutathione S-transferase 2
GenBank ID Protein 1747521
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot ID Q99735
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Entry Name MGST2_HUMAN
PDB IDs Not Available
GenBank Gene ID U77604
GeneCard ID MGST2
GenAtlas ID MGST2
General References
  1. Gerhard DS, Wagner L, Feingold EA, Shenmen CM, Grouse LH, Schuler G, Klein SL, Old S, Rasooly R, Good P, Guyer M, Peck AM, Derge JG, Lipman D, Collins FS, Jang W, Sherry S, Feolo M, Misquitta L, Lee E, Rotmistrovsky K, Greenhut SF, Schaefer CF, Buetow K, Bonner TI, Haussler D, Kent J, Kiekhaus M, Furey T, Brent M, Prange C, Schreiber K, Shapiro N, Bhat NK, Hopkins RF, Hsie F, Driscoll T, Soares MB, Casavant TL, Scheetz TE, Brown-stein MJ, Usdin TB, Toshiyuki S, Carninci P, Piao Y, Dudekula DB, Ko MS, Kawakami K, Suzuki Y, Sugano S, Gruber CE, Smith MR, Simmons B, Moore T, Waterman R, Johnson SL, Ruan Y, Wei CL, Mathavan S, Gunaratne PH, Wu J, Garcia AM, Hulyk SW, Fuh E, Yuan Y, Sneed A, Kowis C, Hodgson A, Muzny DM, McPherson J, Gibbs RA, Fahey J, Helton E, Ketteman M, Madan A, Rodrigues S, Sanchez A, Whiting M, Madari A, Young AC, Wetherby KD, Granite SJ, Kwong PN, Brinkley CP, Pearson RL, Bouffard GG, Blakesly RW, Green ED, Dickson MC, Rodriguez AC, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Myers RM, Butterfield YS, Griffith M, Griffith OL, Krzywinski MI, Liao N, Morin R, Palmquist D, Petrescu AS, Skalska U, Smailus DE, Stott JM, Schnerch A, Schein JE, Jones SJ, Holt RA, Baross A, Marra MA, Clifton S, Makowski KA, Bosak S, Malek J: The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). Genome Res. 2004 Oct;14(10B):2121-7. [PubMed:15489334 ]
  2. Jakobsson PJ, Mancini JA, Ford-Hutchinson AW: Identification and characterization of a novel human microsomal glutathione S-transferase with leukotriene C4 synthase activity and significant sequence identity to 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein and leukotriene C4 synthase. J Biol Chem. 1996 Sep 6;271(36):22203-10. [PubMed:8703034 ]