Glutathione

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(Glutathionine chemical structure Molecular Formula: C20H32N6O12S2 Formula Weight: 612.63 )

Glutathione[1] is a tripeptide. It has many uses such as being an antioxidant and as a sulfydryl buffer. It consists of a glutamate residue, cysteine residue, and a glycine residue. These are bonded to the central cysteine residue by an isopeptide bond from the glutamate's carboxylate side chain and the central cysteine's amino group[2].

References

  1. http://www.chemicalbook.com/ChemicalProductProperty_EN_CB6320803.htm
  2. Berg, J. Stryer, L. Tymoczko, J. (2011) Biochemistry, 7th Edition, New York: W.H Freeman and Company. Chapter 24, Page 751
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