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Definition of "glutathione" []

  • A polypeptide, C10H17N3O6S, of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues and is important in biological oxidation-reduction reactions. (noun)
  • A tripeptide consisting of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine: important in biological oxidations and the activation of some enzymes. Formula: C10H17N3O6S (noun)

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Use "glutathione" in a sentence
  • "NAC does this by supplying cysteine, an amino acid which is the rate-limiting constituent in glutathione biosynthesis."
  • "Garlic increases the production of an enzyme known as glutathione peroxidase, which helps detoxify carcinogens."
  • "We also studied a variety of enzymes leading to the elucidation of the structure and the chemical nature of the selenium moiety in glutathione peroxidase (with Ladenstein, Epp)."