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Res Commun Chem Pathol Pharmacol. 1981 Sep;33(3):463-73.

Binding of paracetamol metabolites to mouse liver glutathione S-transferases.


In mouse liver homogenate with an intact microsomal metabolism covalent binding of [14C]-paracetamol amounted to 1 nmol/mg protein. 65% of the total radioactivity were bound to soluble protein and 35% to microsomes. In the soluble fraction the major radioactivity peak co-chromatographed with glutathione S-transferase activity on Sephacryl S-300. Two different minor labelled fractions with apparent molecular weights of 130 000 and 25 000 daltons were also found. In a second experiment in a reconstituted system of microsomes and supernatant, 86% of the radio-activity was bound to supernatant and 14% by of microsomes. Following ion exchange chromatography of the supernatant on DEAE-Sepharose, the two major radioactivity-containing fractions coincided with GSH-S-transferase activities, but not with selenium-dependent or non-selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase. The data show that irreversible binding of paracetamol metabolites in mouse liver occurs preferentially to GSH-S-transferases.

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