1. A stable, more highly purified, preparation of UDP-glucuronyltransferase was obtained than previously reported. 2. Enzyme activity towards o-aminophenyl and p-nitrophenyl was increased 43- and 46-fold respectively. 3. The final preparation contains only three staining polypeptide bands visible after sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis. 4. The only known major accompanying protein appears to be epoxide hydratase. 5. The purified enzyme activity towards o-aminophenol can still be activated 3 fold by diethylnitrosamine. 6. On evidence from purification, o-aminophenol and p-nitrophenol appear to be glucuronidated by the same enzyme protein. The possible recognition of the UDP-glucuronyltransferase enzyme is discussed.
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B Burchell; Studies on the purification of rat liver uridine diphosphate glucuronyltransferase. Biochem J 1 March 1977; 161 (3): 543–549. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1610543
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