Aliases for MGST2 Gene
External Ids for MGST2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MGST2 Gene
The MAPEG (Membrane Associated Proteins in Eicosanoid and Glutathione metabolism) family consists of six human proteins, several of which are involved in the production of leukotrienes and prostaglandin E, important mediators of inflammation. This gene encodes a protein which catalyzes the conjugation of leukotriene A4 and reduced glutathione to produce leukotriene C4. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified in this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MGST2 Gene
MGST2 (Microsomal Glutathione S-Transferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Phase II conjugation. GO annotations related to this gene include enzyme activator activity and glutathione peroxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ALOX5AP.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MGST2 Gene
Can catalyze the production of LTC4 from LTA4 and reduced glutathione. Can catalyze the conjugation of 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene with reduced glutathione.