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NamePeroxiredoxin HYR1
  • Glutathione peroxidase 3
  • Hydrogen peroxide resistance protein 1
  • Oxidant receptor peroxidase 1
  • Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase 3
  • PHGPx3
Gene NameHYR1
Enzyme Class
Biological Properties
General FunctionInvolved in glutathione peroxidase activity
Specific FunctionInvolved in oxidative stress response and redox homeostasis. Functions as a sensor and transducer of hydroperoxide stress. In response to hydroperoxide stress it oxidizes (activates) the transcription activator YAP1, which is involved in transcription activation of genes of the oxidative stress response pathway. May also play a direct role in hydroperoxide scavenging, being the most active of three closely related S.cerevisiae peroxiredoxins (GPX1, GPX2, and HYP1/GPX3) with respect to peroxide and lipid hydroperoxide reduction. The three enzymes are not required for the glutaredoxin-mediated antioxidant function. In the presence of peroxides, HYP1 is directly oxidized at Cys-36 to form a cysteine sulfenic acid (-SOH). Cys-36-SOH then forms either an intramolecular disulfide bond (Cys-36 with Cys-82) or a transient, intermolecular disulfide bond with 'Cys-598' of YAP1, which is further resolved into a YAP1 intramolecular disulfide bond ('Cys-303' with 'Cys-598') and a reduced Cys-36 in HYP1/GPX3
Cellular LocationCytoplasm
SMPDB Pathways
Glutathione metabolismPW002395 ThumbThumb?image type=greyscaleThumb?image type=simple
KEGG Pathways
Glutathione metabolismec00480 Map00480
SMPDB ReactionsNot Available
KEGG Reactions
Hydrogen peroxide + Glutathionewater + Oxidized glutathione
YMDB00057Oxidized glutathioneShow
YMDB00693glutathione disulfideShow
YMDB00888Hydrogen peroxideShow
GO Classification
Not Available
antioxidant activity
peroxidase activity
glutathione peroxidase activity
metabolic process
oxidation reduction
response to stimulus
response to stress
response to oxidative stress
Gene Properties
Chromosome Locationchromosome 9
Protein Properties
Pfam Domain Function
Protein Residues163
Protein Molecular Weight18641.40039
Protein Theoretical pI8.42
Signalling Regions
  • None
Transmembrane Regions
  • None
External Links
Saccharomyces Genome Database HYR1
Uniprot IDP40581
Uniprot NameGPX3_YEAST
GenBank Gene IDU22446
Genebank Protein ID727367
General Reference
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