A cDNA encoding alpha-class glutathione S-transferase Yc (GSTYc) has been isolated from a Syrian hamster kidney library, and its nucleotide sequence (968 bp) has been determined. Analysis of the deduced amino acid sequence revealed a high level of identity between Syrian hamster GSTYc, rat GST Yc1 and Yc2 and mouse GSTYc. Northern-blot experiments demonstrated that Syrian hamster GSTYc expression is tissue-specific. A GSTYc mRNA of approx. 1 kb is expressed in liver, kidney, vas deferens and epididymis. Expression of the GSTYc transcript was not detected in testis or uterus.
The Syrian hamster GSTYc cDNA sequence data reported have been submitted to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ Nucleotide Sequence Databases under the accession number Y09083.