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Glutathione

Synonym(s)

  • gamma-L-Glu-L-Cys-Gly
  • gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-Cysteinylglycine

Definition(s)

A tripeptide with many roles in cells. It conjugates to drugs to make them more soluble for excretion, is a cofactor for some enzymes, is involved in protein disulfide bond rearrangement and reduces peroxides.

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Tripeptide composed of gamma-glutamate, cysteine, and glycine; an important endogenous reducing agent involved in oxidative respiration and free radical scavenging.

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The peptide gamma-glutamylcysteinylglycine.

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A tripeptide present in most cells comprised of three amino acids (cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine) acting as an antioxidant, enhancing free radical scavenging, a detoxifying agent, binding to and transforming chemicals into excretable forms, a co-factor for some enzymes, and to boost the immune system.(NCI)

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014