Definition of Glutathione S-transferase omega-1
Glutathione S-transferase omega-1: An enzyme that remarkably influences the age of onset of symptoms of two common degenerative brain disorders -- both Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease.
Glutathione S-transferase omega-1 (GSTO1) belongs to a family of enzymes that utilize glutathione in reactions contributing to the transformation of a wide range of compounds, including carcinogens, therapeutic drugs, and products of oxidative stress. The gene encoding GSTO1 is on chromosome 10. Also written: Glutathione S-transferase, omega-1.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!