LongevityMap variant

Entry Details

Longevity Association
Significant
Population
Danish
Study Design
Deletion polymorphism was examined in a longitudinal study of 681 elderly Danish twins (234 men and 447 women)
Conclusions
Both heterozygosity and homozygosity for the GSTT1 functional gene were associated with a moderate but significant increased mortality in women
Identifier
GSTT1
In Other Studies (IDs)
50 148 429
Cytogenetic Location
22q11.23
UCSC Genome Browser
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Gene details

HGNC symbol
GSTT1
Aliases
 
Common name
glutathione S-transferase theta 1 
Description
The protein encoded by this gene, glutathione S-transferase (GST) theta 1 (GSTT1), is a member of a superfamily of proteins that catalyze the conjugation of reduced glutathione to a variety of electrophilic and hydrophobic compounds. Human GSTs can be divided into five main classes: alpha, mu, pi, theta, and zeta. The theta class includes GSTT1, GSTT2, and GSTT2B. GSTT1 and GSTT2/GSTT2B share 55% amino acid sequence identity and may play a role in human carcinogenesis. The GSTT1 gene is haplotype-specific and is absent from 38% of the population. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2015]
Other longevity studies of this gene
3
OMIM
600436
Ensembl
UniProt/Swiss-Prot
A0A0G2JRN4_HUMAN
Entrez Gene
2952
UniGene
268573
HapMap
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Homologs in model organisms

Danio rerio
gstt1b
Mus musculus
Gstt1
Rattus norvegicus
Gstt1

References

Christiansen et al. (2006)

Other variants which are also part of this study