IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucosinolate γ-glutamyl hydrolase

Reaction: (1) an (E)-1-(glutathion-S-yl)-N-hydroxy-ω-(methylsulfanyl)alkan-1-imine + H2O = an (E)-1-(L-cysteinylglycin-S-yl)-N-hydroxy-ω-(methylsulfanyl)alkan-1-imine + L-glutamate
(2) (E)-1-(glutathion-S-yl)-N-hydroxy-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethan-1-imine + H2O = (E)-1-(L-cysteinylglycin-S-yl)-N-hydroxy-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethan-1-imine + L-glutamate
(3) (glutathion-S-yl)(1H-indol-3-yl)acetonitrile + H2O = (L-cysteinylglycin-S-yl)(1H-indol-3-yl)acetonitrile + L-glutamate
(4) (Z)-1-(glutathion-S-yl)-N-hydroxy-2-phenylethan-1-imine + H2O = (Z)-1-(L-cysteinyglycin-S-yl)-N-hydroxy-2-phenylethan-1-imine + L-glutamate

Other name(s): GGP1 (gene name); GGP3 (gene name)

Comments: This enzyme, characterized from the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, participates in the biosynthesis of the plant defense compounds glucosinolates and camalexin. It is the only known plant enzyme capable of hydrolysing the γ-glutamyl residue of glutathione in the cytosol.

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1. Geu-Flores, F., Møldrup, M.E., Böttcher, C., Olsen, C.E., Scheel, D. and Halkier, B.A. Cytosolic γ-glutamyl peptidases process glutathione conjugates in the biosynthesis of glucosinolates and camalexin in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23 (2011) 2456-2469. [PMID: 21712415]

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