Definition of glutathione in English:

glutathione

Line breaks: gluta|thi¦one
Pronunciation: /ˌgluːtəˈθʌɪəʊn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A compound involved as a coenzyme in oxidation-reduction reactions in cells. It is a tripeptide derived from glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine.
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    • It is evident that accumulation of GSSG can result from small imbalances in the rates of oxidation and reduction of glutathione.
    • The tripeptide glutathione is usually the most abundant thiol compound present in both shoot and roots.
    • The authors explain that this is an indication of an enhanced metabolic flux through cysteine to glutathione in all groups of transgenic plants.

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