A thiol-containing non-essential amino acid that is oxidized to form CYSTINE.
ENDOPEPTIDASES which have a cysteine involved in the catalytic process. This group of enzymes is inactivated by CYSTEINE PROTEINASE INHIBITORS such as CYSTATINS and SULFHYDRYL REAGENTS.
A subclass of peptide hydrolases that depend on a CYSTEINE residue for their activity.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-CYSTEINE to 3-sulfinoalanine (3-sulfino-L-alanine) in the CYSTEINE metabolism and TAURINE and hypotaurine metabolic pathways.
Exogenous and endogenous compounds which inhibit CYSTEINE ENDOPEPTIDASES.
An enzyme that catalyzes the biosynthesis of cysteine in microorganisms and plants from O-acetyl-L-serine and hydrogen sulfide. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 4.2.99.8.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Chemical groups containing the covalent disulfide bonds -S-S-. The sulfur atoms can be bound to inorganic or organic moieties.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Compounds containing the -SH radical.
A covalently linked dimeric nonessential amino acid formed by the oxidation of CYSTEINE. Two molecules of cysteine are joined together by a disulfide bridge to form cystine.
Genetically engineered MUTAGENESIS at a specific site in the DNA molecule that introduces a base substitution, or an insertion or deletion.
A group of lysosomal proteinases or endopeptidases found in aqueous extracts of a variety of animal tissues. They function optimally within an acidic pH range. The cathepsins occur as a variety of enzyme subtypes including SERINE PROTEASES; ASPARTIC PROTEINASES; and CYSTEINE PROTEASES.
A homologous group of endogenous CYSTEINE PROTEINASE INHIBITORS. The cystatins inhibit most CYSTEINE ENDOPEPTIDASES such as PAPAIN, and other peptidases which have a sulfhydryl group at the active site.
A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).
A ubiquitously-expressed cysteine protease that plays an enzymatic role in POST-TRANSLATIONAL PROTEIN PROCESSING of proteins within SECRETORY GRANULES.
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from Carica papaya. It is also the name used for a purified mixture of papain and CHYMOPAPAIN that is used as a topical enzymatic debriding agent. EC 3.4.22.2.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
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.
Chemical agents that react with SH groups. This is a chemically diverse group that is used for a variety of purposes. Among these are enzyme inhibition, enzyme reactivation or protection, and labelling.
A lysosomal cysteine proteinase with a specificity similar to that of PAPAIN. The enzyme is present in a variety of tissues and is important in many physiological and pathological processes. In pathology, cathepsin B has been found to be involved in DEMYELINATION; EMPHYSEMA; RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, and NEOPLASM INVASIVENESS.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of a carbon-sulfur bond by means other than hydrolysis or oxidation. EC 4.4.
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A sulfhydryl reagent that is widely used in experimental biochemical studies.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-SERINE to COENZYME A and O-acetyl-L-serine, using ACETYL-COA as a donor.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
An element that is a member of the chalcogen family. It has an atomic symbol S, atomic number 16, and atomic weight [32.059; 32.076]. It is found in the amino acids cysteine and methionine.
A reagent commonly used in biochemical studies as a protective agent to prevent the oxidation of SH (thiol) groups and for reducing disulphides to dithiols.
Organic salts or esters of methanesulfonic acid.
A standard reagent for the determination of reactive sulfhydryl groups by absorbance measurements. It is used primarily for the determination of sulfhydryl and disulfide groups in proteins. The color produced is due to the formation of a thio anion, 3-carboxyl-4-nitrothiophenolate.
The naturally occurring or experimentally induced replacement of one or more AMINO ACIDS in a protein with another. If a functionally equivalent amino acid is substituted, the protein may retain wild-type activity. Substitution may also diminish, enhance, or eliminate protein function. Experimentally induced substitution is often used to study enzyme activities and binding site properties.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
An alkylating sulfhydryl reagent. Its actions are similar to those of iodoacetate.
The relationship between the chemical structure of a compound and its biological or pharmacological activity. Compounds are often classed together because they have structural characteristics in common including shape, size, stereochemical arrangement, and distribution of functional groups.
Materials that add an electron to an element or compound, that is, decrease the positiveness of its valence. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
Any of the monobasic inorganic or organic acids of sulfur with the general formula RSO(OH). (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A characteristic feature of enzyme activity in relation to the kind of substrate on which the enzyme or catalytic molecule reacts.
A sulfur-containing essential L-amino acid that is important in many body functions.
A derivative of ACETIC ACID that contains one IODINE atom attached to its methyl group.
Organic compounds that generally contain an amino (-NH2) and a carboxyl (-COOH) group. Twenty alpha-amino acids are the subunits which are polymerized to form proteins.
A multifunctional pyridoxal phosphate enzyme. In the final step in the biosynthesis of cysteine it catalyzes the cleavage of cystathionine to yield cysteine, ammonia, and 2-ketobutyrate. EC 4.4.1.1.
A class of enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of C-C, C-O, and C-N, and other bonds by other means than by hydrolysis or oxidation. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 4.
The level of protein structure in which regular hydrogen-bond interactions within contiguous stretches of polypeptide chain give rise to alpha helices, beta strands (which align to form beta sheets) or other types of coils. This is the first folding level of protein conformation.
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
A subclass of PEPTIDE HYDROLASES that catalyze the internal cleavage of PEPTIDES or PROTEINS.
The covalent bonding of an alkyl group to an organic compound. It can occur by a simple addition reaction or by substitution of another functional group.
Hydrogen-donating proteins that participates in a variety of biochemical reactions including ribonucleotide reduction and reduction of PEROXIREDOXINS. Thioredoxin is oxidized from a dithiol to a disulfide when acting as a reducing cofactor. The disulfide form is then reduced by NADPH in a reaction catalyzed by THIOREDOXIN REDUCTASE.
Oxy acids of sulfur with the general formula RSOH, where R is an alkyl or aryl group such as CH3. They are often encountered as esters and halides. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The facilitation of a chemical reaction by material (catalyst) that is not consumed by the reaction.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Any of various enzymatically catalyzed post-translational modifications of PEPTIDES or PROTEINS in the cell of origin. These modifications include carboxylation; HYDROXYLATION; ACETYLATION; PHOSPHORYLATION; METHYLATION; GLYCOSYLATION; ubiquitination; oxidation; proteolysis; and crosslinking and result in changes in molecular weight and electrophoretic motility.
The region of an enzyme that interacts with its substrate to cause the enzymatic reaction.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
A cytotoxic sulfhydryl reagent that inhibits several subcellular metabolic systems and is used as a tool in cellular physiology.
The N-acetyl derivative of CYSTEINE. It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral stimulation by reactive oxygen intermediates.
Non-collagenous, calcium-binding glycoprotein of developing bone. It links collagen to mineral in the bone matrix. In the synonym SPARC glycoprotein, the acronym stands for Secreted Protein, Acidic and Rich in Cysteine.
Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.
Covalent attachment of LIPIDS and FATTY ACIDS to other compounds and PROTEINS.
A sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide or of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is similar across multiple species. A known set of conserved sequences is represented by a CONSENSUS SEQUENCE. AMINO ACID MOTIFS are often composed of conserved sequences.
One of the enzymes active in the gamma-glutamyl cycle. It catalyzes the synthesis of gamma-glutamylcysteine from glutamate and cysteine in the presence of ATP with the formation of ADP and orthophosphate. EC 6.3.2.2.
Oxidoreductases with specificity for oxidation or reduction of SULFUR COMPOUNDS.
Compounds which inhibit or antagonize biosynthesis or actions of proteases (ENDOPEPTIDASES).
An antineoplastic agent with alkylating properties. It also acts as a mutagen by damaging DNA and is used experimentally for that effect.
Iodinated derivatives of acetic acid. Iodoacetates are commonly used as alkylating sulfhydryl reagents and enzyme inhibitors in biochemical research.
A conditionally essential nutrient, important during mammalian development. It is present in milk but is isolated mostly from ox bile and strongly conjugates bile acids.
An intracellular cystatin subtype that is found in a broad variety of cell types. It is a cytosolic enzyme inhibitor that protects the cell against the proteolytic action of lysosomal enzymes such as CATHEPSINS.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
Peptides composed of two amino acid units.
An essential amino acid that is required for the production of HISTAMINE.
An analytical method used in determining the identity of a chemical based on its mass using mass analyzers/mass spectrometers.
Chemical groups containing the covalent sulfur bonds -S-. The sulfur atom can be bound to inorganic or organic moieties.
A cysteine protease that is highly expressed in OSTEOCLASTS and plays an essential role in BONE RESORPTION as a potent EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX-degrading enzyme.
The process by which two molecules of the same chemical composition form a condensation product or polymer.
A metallic element of atomic number 30 and atomic weight 65.38. It is a necessary trace element in the diet, forming an essential part of many enzymes, and playing an important role in protein synthesis and in cell division. Zinc deficiency is associated with ANEMIA, short stature, HYPOGONADISM, impaired WOUND HEALING, and geophagia. It is known by the symbol Zn.
A group of proteins possessing only the iron-sulfur complex as the prosthetic group. These proteins participate in all major pathways of electron transport: photosynthesis, respiration, hydroxylation and bacterial hydrogen and nitrogen fixation.
Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.
A family of ubiquitously-expressed peroxidases that play a role in the reduction of a broad spectrum of PEROXIDES like HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; LIPID PEROXIDES and peroxinitrite. They are found in a wide range of organisms, such as BACTERIA; PLANTS; and MAMMALS. The enzyme requires the presence of a thiol-containing intermediate such as THIOREDOXIN as a reducing cofactor.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
Processes involved in the formation of TERTIARY PROTEIN STRUCTURE.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
A non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is involved in sugar and acid metabolism, increases IMMUNITY, and provides energy for muscle tissue, BRAIN, and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The study of crystal structure using X-RAY DIFFRACTION techniques. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Reagents with two reactive groups, usually at opposite ends of the molecule, that are capable of reacting with and thereby forming bridges between side chains of amino acids in proteins; the locations of naturally reactive areas within proteins can thereby be identified; may also be used for other macromolecules, like glycoproteins, nucleic acids, or other.
A cytastin subtype found at high levels in the SKIN and in BLOOD CELLS. Cystatin A incorporates into the cornified cell envelope of stratified squamous epithelial cells and may play a role in bacteriostatic properties of skin.
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
A serine endopeptidase that is formed from TRYPSINOGEN in the pancreas. It is converted into its active form by ENTEROPEPTIDASE in the small intestine. It catalyzes hydrolysis of the carboxyl group of either arginine or lysine. EC 3.4.21.4.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
Process of generating a genetic MUTATION. It may occur spontaneously or be induced by MUTAGENS.
Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.
The class of all enzymes catalyzing oxidoreduction reactions. The substrate that is oxidized is regarded as a hydrogen donor. The systematic name is based on donor:acceptor oxidoreductase. The recommended name will be dehydrogenase, wherever this is possible; as an alternative, reductase can be used. Oxidase is only used in cases where O2 is the acceptor. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p9)
The process of cleaving a chemical compound by the addition of a molecule of water.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
Cysteine proteinase found in many tissues. Hydrolyzes a variety of endogenous proteins including NEUROPEPTIDES; CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS; proteins from SMOOTH MUSCLE; CARDIAC MUSCLE; liver; platelets; and erythrocytes. Two subclasses having high and low calcium sensitivity are known. Removes Z-discs and M-lines from myofibrils. Activates phosphorylase kinase and cyclic nucleotide-independent protein kinase. This enzyme was formerly listed as EC 3.4.22.4.
Substances used for the detection, identification, analysis, etc. of chemical, biological, or pathologic processes or conditions. Indicators are substances that change in physical appearance, e.g., color, at or approaching the endpoint of a chemical titration, e.g., on the passage between acidity and alkalinity. Reagents are substances used for the detection or determination of another substance by chemical or microscopical means, especially analysis. Types of reagents are precipitants, solvents, oxidizers, reducers, fluxes, and colorimetric reagents. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed, p301, p499)
A non-essential amino acid. It is found primarily in gelatin and silk fibroin and used therapeutically as a nutrient. It is also a fast inhibitory neurotransmitter.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
A lysosomal papain-related cysteine proteinase that is expressed in a broad variety of cell types.
A family of thioltransferases that contain two active site CYSTEINE residues, which either form a disulfide (oxidized form) or a dithiol (reduced form). They function as an electron carrier in the GLUTHIONE-dependent synthesis of deoxyribonucleotides by RIBONUCLEOTIDE REDUCTASES and may play a role in the deglutathionylation of protein thiols. The oxidized forms of glutaredoxins are directly reduced by the GLUTATHIONE.
Analysis of PEPTIDES that are generated from the digestion or fragmentation of a protein or mixture of PROTEINS, by ELECTROPHORESIS; CHROMATOGRAPHY; or MASS SPECTROMETRY. The resulting peptide fingerprints are analyzed for a variety of purposes including the identification of the proteins in a sample, GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS, patterns of gene expression, and patterns diagnostic for diseases.
A sulfhydryl proteinase with cysteine at the active site from ficus latex. Preferential cleavage is at tyrosine and phenylalanine residues. EC 3.4.22.3.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
A common saturated fatty acid found in fats and waxes including olive oil, palm oil, and body lipids.
A strong oxidizing agent used in aqueous solution as a ripening agent, bleach, and topical anti-infective. It is relatively unstable and solutions deteriorate over time unless stabilized by the addition of acetanilide or similar organic materials.
Enzymes which transfer sulfur atoms to various acceptor molecules. EC 2.8.1.
A multifunctional pyridoxal phosphate enzyme. In the second stage of cysteine biosynthesis it catalyzes the reaction of homocysteine with serine to form cystathionine with the elimination of water. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to HYPERHOMOCYSTEINEMIA and HOMOCYSTINURIA. EC 4.2.1.22.
Inorganic salts of sulfuric acid.
Conversion of an inactive form of an enzyme to one possessing metabolic activity. It includes 1, activation by ions (activators); 2, activation by cofactors (coenzymes); and 3, conversion of an enzyme precursor (proenzyme or zymogen) to an active enzyme.
A cyclized derivative of L-GLUTAMIC ACID. Elevated blood levels may be associated with problems of GLUTAMINE or GLUTATHIONE metabolism.
A change from planar to elliptic polarization when an initially plane-polarized light wave traverses an optically active medium. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A mercaptoethylamine compound that is endogenously derived from the COENZYME A degradative pathway. The fact that cysteamine is readily transported into LYSOSOMES where it reacts with CYSTINE to form cysteine-cysteamine disulfide and CYSTEINE has led to its use in CYSTINE DEPLETING AGENTS for the treatment of CYSTINOSIS.
Proteins obtained from ESCHERICHIA COLI.
A mutation caused by the substitution of one nucleotide for another. This results in the DNA molecule having a change in a single base pair.
An essential branched-chain amino acid important for hemoglobin formation.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
A sulfur-containing alkyl thionitrite that is one of the NITRIC OXIDE DONORS.
The location of the atoms, groups or ions relative to one another in a molecule, as well as the number, type and location of covalent bonds.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of chemical processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
A GLUTATHIONE dimer formed by a disulfide bond between the cysteine sulfhydryl side chains during the course of being oxidized.
Conversion into nitroso compounds. An example is the reaction of nitrites with amino compounds to form carcinogenic N-nitrosamines.
A mass spectrometric technique that is used for the analysis of large biomolecules. Analyte molecules are embedded in an excess matrix of small organic molecules that show a high resonant absorption at the laser wavelength used. The matrix absorbs the laser energy, thus inducing a soft disintegration of the sample-matrix mixture into free (gas phase) matrix and analyte molecules and molecular ions. In general, only molecular ions of the analyte molecules are produced, and almost no fragmentation occurs. This makes the method well suited for molecular weight determinations and mixture analysis.
A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).
Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
Inorganic or organic compounds that contain sulfur as an integral part of the molecule.
The addition of an organic acid radical into a molecule.
The extent to which an enzyme retains its structural conformation or its activity when subjected to storage, isolation, and purification or various other physical or chemical manipulations, including proteolytic enzymes and heat.
An element with atomic symbol Cd, atomic number 48, and atomic weight 114. It is a metal and ingestion will lead to CADMIUM POISONING.
Enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of a carbon-oxygen bond by means other than hydrolysis or oxidation. EC 4.2.
Proteins found in plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, etc.). The concept does not include proteins found in vegetables for which VEGETABLE PROTEINS is available.
Procedures by which protein structure and function are changed or created in vitro by altering existing or synthesizing new structural genes that direct the synthesis of proteins with sought-after properties. Such procedures may include the design of MOLECULAR MODELS of proteins using COMPUTER GRAPHICS or other molecular modeling techniques; site-specific mutagenesis (MUTAGENESIS, SITE-SPECIFIC) of existing genes; and DIRECTED MOLECULAR EVOLUTION techniques to create new genes.
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the hamsters. Four of the more common genera are Cricetus, CRICETULUS; MESOCRICETUS; and PHODOPUS.
CELL LINES derived from the CV-1 cell line by transformation with a replication origin defective mutant of SV40 VIRUS, which codes for wild type large T antigen (ANTIGENS, POLYOMAVIRUS TRANSFORMING). They are used for transfection and cloning. (The CV-1 cell line was derived from the kidney of an adult male African green monkey (CERCOPITHECUS AETHIOPS).)

An antiviral mechanism of nitric oxide: inhibition of a viral protease. (1/10540)

Although nitric oxide (NO) kills or inhibits the replication of a variety of intracellular pathogens, the antimicrobial mechanisms of NO are unknown. Here, we identify a viral protease as a target of NO. The life cycle of many viruses depends upon viral proteases that cleave viral polyproteins into individual polypeptides. NO inactivates the Coxsackievirus protease 3C, an enzyme necessary for the replication of Coxsackievirus. NO S-nitrosylates the cysteine residue in the active site of protease 3C, inhibiting protease activity and interrupting the viral life cycle. Substituting a serine residue for the active site cysteine renders protease 3C resistant to NO inhibition. Since cysteine proteases are critical for virulence or replication of many viruses, bacteria, and parasites, S-nitrosylation of pathogen cysteine proteases may be a general mechanism of antimicrobial host defenses.  (+info)

Cloning of the peroxiredoxin gene family in rats and characterization of the fourth member. (2/10540)

Peroxiredoxin (PRx) exhibits thioredoxin-dependent peroxidase activity and constitutes a family of proteins. Four members of genes from rat tissues were isolated by PCR using degenerated primers based on the sequences which encode a pair of highly conserved Cys-containing domains, and were then cloned to full-length cDNAs. These included two genes which have previously been isolated in rats, PRx I and PRx II, and two rat homologues of PRx III and PRx IV. We showed, for the first time, the simultaneous expression of all four genes in various rat tissues by Northern blotting. Since a discrepancy exists regarding cellular distribution, we further characterized PRx IV by expressing it in COS-1 cells. This clearly demonstrates that PRx IV is a secretory form and functions within the extracellular space.  (+info)

Kinetics of oxidation of aliphatic and aromatic thiols by myeloperoxidase compounds I and II. (3/10540)

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is the most abundant protein in neutrophils and plays a central role in microbial killing and inflammatory tissue damage. Because most of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and other drugs contain a thiol group, it is necessary to understand how these substrates are oxidized by MPO. We have performed transient kinetic measurements to study the oxidation of 14 aliphatic and aromatic mono- and dithiols by the MPO intermediates, Compound I (k3) and Compound II (k4), using sequential mixing stopped-flow techniques. The one-electron reduction of Compound I by aromatic thiols (e.g. methimidazole, 2-mercaptopurine and 6-mercaptopurine) varied by less than a factor of seven (between 1.39 +/- 0.12 x 10(5) M(-1) s(-1) and 9.16 +/- 1.63 x 10(5) M(-1) s(-1)), whereas reduction by aliphatic thiols was demonstrated to depend on their overall net charge and hydrophobic character and not on the percentage of thiol deprotonation or redox potential. Cysteamine, cysteine methyl ester, cysteine ethyl ester and alpha-lipoic acid showed k3 values comparable to aromatic thiols, whereas a free carboxy group (e.g. cysteine, N-acetylcysteine, glutathione) diminished k3 dramatically. The one-electron reduction of Compound II was far more constrained by the nature of the substrate. Reduction by methimidazole, 2-mercaptopurine and 6-mercaptopurine showed second-order rate constants (k4) of 1.33 +/- 0.08 x 10(5) M(-1) s(-1), 5.25 +/- 0.07 x 10(5) M(-1) s(-1) and 3.03 +/- 0.07 x 10(3) M(-1) s(-1). Even at high concentrations cysteine, penicillamine and glutathione could not reduce Compound II, whereas cysteamine (4.27 +/- 0.05 x 10(3) M(-1) s(-1)), cysteine methyl ester (8.14 +/- 0.08 x 10(3) M(-1) s(-1)), cysteine ethyl ester (3.76 +/- 0.17 x 10(3) M(-1) s(-1)) and alpha-lipoic acid (4.78 +/- 0.07 x 10(4) M(-1) s(-1)) were demonstrated to reduce Compound II and thus could be expected to be oxidized by MPO without co-substrates.  (+info)

Internal electron transfer between hemes and Cu(II) bound at cysteine beta93 promotes methemoglobin reduction by carbon monoxide. (4/10540)

Previous studies showed that CO/H2O oxidation provides electrons to drive the reduction of oxidized hemoglobin (metHb). We report here that Cu(II) addition accelerates the rate of metHb beta chain reduction by CO by a factor of about 1000. A mechanism whereby electron transfer occurs via an internal pathway coupling CO/H2O oxidation to Fe(III) and Cu(II) reduction is suggested by the observation that the copper-induced rate enhancement is inhibited by blocking Cys-beta93 with N-ethylmaleimide. Furthermore, this internal electron-transfer pathway is more readily established at low Cu(II) concentrations in Hb Deer Lodge (beta2His --> Arg) and other species lacking His-beta2 than in Hb A0. This difference is consistent with preferential binding of Cu(II) in Hb A0 to a high affinity site involving His-beta2, which is ineffective in promoting electron exchange between Cu(II) and the beta heme iron. Effective electron transfer is thus affected by Hb type but is not governed by the R left arrow over right arrow T conformational equilibrium. The beta hemes in Cu(II)-metHb are reduced under CO at rates close to those observed for cytochrome c oxidase, where heme and copper are present together in the oxygen-binding site and where internal electron transfer also occurs.  (+info)

Plasma total homocysteine and cysteine in relation to glomerular filtration rate in diabetes mellitus. (5/10540)

BACKGROUND: The plasma concentrations of total homocysteine (tHcy) and total cysteine (tCys) are determined by intracellular metabolism and by renal plasma clearance, and we hypothesized that glomerular filtration is a major determinant of plasma tHcy and tCys. We studied the relationships between the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and plasma tHcy and tCys in populations of diabetic patients with particularly wide ranges of GFR. METHODS: We measured GFR, urine albumin excretion rate (UAER), plasma tHcy, tCys, methionine, vitamin B12, folate, C-peptide, and routine parameters in 50 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and 30 non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients. All patients underwent intensive insulin treatment and had a serum creatinine concentration below 115 micromol/liter. RESULTS: Mean plasma tHcy in diabetic patients (0.1 micromol/liter) was lower than in normal persons (11.1 micromol/liter, P = 0.0014). Mean plasma tCys in diabetic patients (266.1 micromol/liter) was also lower than in normal persons (281.9 micromol/liter, P = 0.0005). Seventy-three percent of the diabetic patients had relative hyperfiltration. Plasma tHcy and tCys were closely and independently associated with GFR, serum folate, and serum B12. However, plasma tHcy was not independently associated with any of the 22 other variables tested, including age, serum creatinine concentration, UAER, total daily insulin dose, and glycemic control. CONCLUSIONS: Glomerular filtration rate is an independent determinant of plasma tHcy and tCys concentrations, and GFR is rate limiting for renal clearance of both homocysteine and cysteine in diabetic patients without overt nephropathy. Declining GFR explains the age-related increase in plasma tHcy, and hyperfiltration explains the lower than normal mean plasma tHcy and tCys concentrations in populations of diabetic patients.  (+info)

Variants of ribonuclease inhibitor that resist oxidation. (6/10540)

Human ribonuclease inhibitor (hRI) is a cytosolic protein that protects cells from the adventitious invasion of pancreatic-type ribonucleases. hRI has 32 cysteine residues. The oxidation of these cysteine residues to form disulfide bonds is a rapid, cooperative process that inactivates hRI. The most proximal cysteine residues in native hRI are two pairs that are adjacent in sequence: Cys94 and Cys95, and Cys328 and Cys329. A cystine formed from such adjacent cysteine residues would likely contain a perturbing cis peptide bond within its eight-membered ring, which would disrupt the structure of hRI and could facilitate further oxidation. We find that replacing Cys328 and Cys329 with alanine residues has little effect on the affinity of hRI for bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A (RNase A), but increases its resistance to oxidation by 10- to 15-fold. Similar effects are observed for the single variants, C328A hRI and C329A hRI, suggesting that oxidation resistance arises from the inability to form a Cys328-Cys329 disulfide bond. Replacing Cys94 and Cys95 with alanine residues increases oxidation resistance to a lesser extent, and decreases the affinity of hRI for RNase A. The C328A, C329A, and C328A/C329A variants are likely to be more useful than wild-type hRI for inhibiting pancreatic-type ribonucleases in vitro and in vivo. We conclude that replacing adjacent cysteine residues can confer oxidation resistance in a protein.  (+info)

Metal-catalyzed oxidation of phenylalanine-sensitive 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase from Escherichia coli: inactivation and destabilization by oxidation of active-site cysteines. (7/10540)

The in vitro instability of the phenylalanine-sensitive 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase [DAHPS(Phe)] from Escherichia coli has been found to be due to a metal-catalyzed oxidation mechanism. DAHPS(Phe) is one of three differentially feedback-regulated isoforms of the enzyme which catalyzes the first step of aromatic biosynthesis, the formation of DAHP from phosphoenolpyruvate and D-erythrose-4-phosphate. The activity of the apoenzyme decayed exponentially, with a half-life of about 1 day at room temperature, and the heterotetramer slowly dissociated to the monomeric state. The enzyme was stabilized by the presence of phosphoenolpyruvate or EDTA, indicating that in the absence of substrate, a trace metal(s) was the inactivating agent. Cu2+ and Fe2+, but none of the other divalent metals that activate the enzyme, greatly accelerated the rate of inactivation and subunit dissociation. Both anaerobiosis and the addition of catalase significantly reduced Cu2+-catalyzed inactivation. In the spontaneously inactivated enzyme, there was a net loss of two of the seven thiols per subunit; this value increased with increasing concentrations of added Cu2+. Dithiothreitol completely restored the enzymatic activity and the two lost thiols in the spontaneously inactivated enzyme but was only partially effective in reactivation of the Cu2+-inactivated enzyme. Mutant enzymes with conservative replacements at either of the two active-site cysteines, Cys61 or Cys328, were insensitive to the metal attack. Peptide mapping of the Cu2+-inactivated enzyme revealed a disulfide linkage between these two cysteine residues. All results indicate that DAHPS(Phe) is a metal-catalyzed oxidation system wherein bound substrate protects active-site residues from oxidative attack catalyzed by bound redox metal cofactor. A mechanism of inactivation of DAHPS is proposed that features a metal redox cycle that requires the sequential oxidation of its two active-site cysteines.  (+info)

Functional importance and local environments of the cysteines in the tetracycline resistance protein encoded by plasmid pBR322. (8/10540)

The properties of the cysteines in the pBR322-encoded tetracycline resistance protein have been examined. Cysteines are important but not essential for tetracycline transport activity. None of the cysteines reacted with biotin maleimide, suggesting that they are shielded from the aqueous phase or reside in a negatively charged local environment.  (+info)

The results from this large prospective nested case-control study indicated that higher plasma total cysteine concentrations were associated with lower risk of breast cancer. Women in the highest quintile of plasma total cysteine had an approximately 50% lower risk of breast cancer. Except for a stronger association among lean women, this inverse association did not differ significantly according to other risk factors for breast cancer. The prospective design and high follow-up rates in this study minimize the possibility that our findings are due to methodological biases. Because controlling for established risk factors for breast cancer had minimal effect on the RRs, our results are unlikely to be explained by residual confounding by these factors. The inverse association between plasma total cysteine concentrations and risk of breast cancer among women is also unlikely to be explained by plasma concentrations of folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and total homocysteine because the RRs did not ...
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Cysteine Oxidation Prediction Program Goal: Create a program that will use physicochemical parameters to predict reactive surface cysteine thiols Methods: -Gather examples of proteins susceptible to cysteine oxidation -Extract parameters from Protein Data Bank -Use computer classifier C4.5 to determine rules that will predict if cysteine can become oxidized
Chemical modification using thiol-directed agents and site-directed mutagenesis have been used to investigate the crucial role of an active site cysteine residue within the substrate-binding domain of human type I Ins(1,4,5)P3 5-phosphatase. Irreversible inhibition of enzymic activity is provoked by chemical modification of the enzyme by N-ethylmaleimide (NEM), 5,5´-dithio-2-nitrobenzoic acid, iodoacetate and to a much smaller extent by iodoacetamide. The alkylation reaction by NEM is prevented in the presence of Ins(1,4,5)P3. The results indicate that NEM binds at the active site of the enzyme with a stoichiometry of 0.9 mol of NEM per mol of enzyme. A single [14C]NEM-modified peptide was isolated after α-chymotrypsin proteolysis of the radiolabelled enzyme and reverse-phase HPLC. Sequence analysis of the active site-labelled peptide (i.e. MNTRCPAWCD) demonstrated that Cys348 contained the radiolabel. Furthermore two mutant enzymes were obtained by site-directed mutagenesis of the cysteine ...
As noted, cysteine is characterized by the presence of a thiol (sulphydry) group (-SH). Since thiol groups can undergo reduction (redox) reactions, cysteine can undergo redox reactions. Oxidation of cysteine can produce a disulfide bond with another thiol. A disulfide bond, also called a SS-bond or disulfide bridge, is a single covalent bond derived from the coupling of thiol groups. The overall connectivity is C-S-S-C.. That is, when cysteine is oxidized it can form cystine, which is two cysteine residues joined by a disulfide bond (cys-S-S-cys) between the -SH group. This reaction is reversible, as reduction of this disulphide bond regenerates two cysteine molecules. (Further oxidation can produce sulphfinic or sulfonic acids.). The disulphide bonds of cystine are crucial to defining the structures of many proteins. Disulfide bonds play an important role in the folding and stability of some proteins, by stabilizing the folded form. Extracellularly, by crosslinking proteins, cysteines increase ...
Dive into the research topics of 17α-(Haloacetamidoalkyl)estradiols alkylate the human estrogen receptor at cysteine residues 417 and 530. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
In the translation of messenger RNA molecules to produce polypeptides, cysteine is coded for by the UGU and UGC codons. Cysteine has traditionally been considered to be a hydrophilic amino acid, based largely on the chemical parallel between its sulfhydryl group and the hydroxyl groups in the side chains of other polar amino acids. However, the cysteine side chain has been shown to stabilize hydrophobic interactions in micelles to a greater degree than the side chain in the nonpolar amino acid glycine and the polar amino acid serine.[19] In a statistical analysis of the frequency with which amino acids appear in different chemical environments in the structures of proteins, free cysteine residues were found to associate with hydrophobic regions of proteins. Their hydrophobic tendency was equivalent to that of known nonpolar amino acids such as methionine and tyrosine (tyrosine is polar aromatic but also hydrophobic[20]), those of which were much greater than that of known polar amino acids such ...
This group of sequences represent the core of p45 (45 kDa) precursor of caspases, which can be processed to produce the active p20 (20 kDa) and p10 (10 kDa) subunits. Caspases (Cysteine-dependent ASPartyl-specific proteASE) are cysteine peptidases that belong to the MEROPS peptidase family C14 (caspase family, clan CD) based on the architecture of their catalytic dyad or triad [(PUBMED:11517925)]. Caspases are tightly regulated proteins that require zymogen activation to become active, and once active can be regulated by caspase inhibitors. Activated caspases act as cysteine proteases, using the sulphydryl group of a cysteine side chain for catalysing peptide bond cleavage at aspartyl residues in their substrates. The catalytic cysteine and histidine residues are on the p20 subunit after cleavage of the p45 precursor.. Caspases are mainly involved in mediating cell death (apoptosis) [(PUBMED:10578171), (PUBMED:10872455), (PUBMED:15077141)]. They have two main roles within the apoptosis cascade: ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Communication between the nucleotide binding domains of P-glycoprotein occurs via conformational changes that involve residue 508. AU - Gabriel, Mark P.. AU - Storm, Janet. AU - Rothnie, Alice. AU - Taylor, Andrew M.. AU - Linton, Kenneth J.. AU - Kerr, Ian D.. AU - Callaghan, Richard. PY - 2003/6/6. Y1 - 2003/6/6. N2 - Our aim is to provide molecular understanding of the mechanisms underlying the (i) interaction between the two nucleotide binding domains (NBDs) and (ii) coupling between NBDs and transmembrane domains within P-glycoprotein (Pgp) during a transport cycle. To facilitate this, we have introduced a number of unique cysteine residues at surface exposed positions (E393C, S452C, I500C, N508C, and K578C) in the N-terminal NBD of Pgp, which had previously been engineered to remove endogenous cysteines. Positions of the mutations were designed using a model based on crystallographic features of prokaryotic NBDs. The single cysteine mutants were expressed in insect cells ...
Molecular imaging employing fluorescent proteins has been widely used to highlight specific reactions or processes in various fields of the life sciences. Despite extensive improvements of the fluorescent tag, this technology is still limited in the study of molecular events in the extracellular milieu. This is partly due to the presence of cysteine in the fluorescent proteins. These proteins almost cotranslationally form disulfide bonded oligomers when expressed in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Although single molecule photobleaching analysis showed that these oligomers were not fluorescent, the fluorescent monomer form often showed aberrant behavior in folding and motion, particularly when fused to cysteine-containing cargo. Therefore we investigated whether it was possible to eliminate the cysteine without losing the brightness. By site-saturated mutagenesis, we found that the cysteine residues in fluorescent proteins could be replaced with specific alternatives while still retaining their
Exocytosis, the fusion of a vesicle to a cellular membrane, involves a protein named SNAP-25. This protein, containing two alpha helices connected with a linker region, is localized to the cell membrane via palmitic acids attached to the cysteine residues of its linker region in a process called palmitoylation. Are cysteine residues of the SNAP-25 linker region palmitoylated in an ordered manner and to a particular extent? The answer to this question may give insight into the regulated nature of exocytosis. While it is generally accepted that SNAP-25 must be palmitoylated in order to perform its exocytotic functions, the details surrounding this process are still being discovered, defined, and understood. In these studies we replicate the oxidation, reduction, and palmitoylation of SNAP-25 in vitro. Palmitoylating SNAP-25 in vitro, a process which occurs regularly in vivo, allows us to determine the extent of palmitoylation. In vitro palmitoylation of SNAP-25 was studied both with and without a native
Human fibroblast growth factor-1 (FGF-1) has broad therapeutic potential in regenerative medicine but has undesirable biophysical properties of low thermostability and three buried Cys residues (at positions 16, 83 and117) that interact to promote irreversible protein unfolding under oxidizing conditions. Mutational substitution of such Cys residues eliminates reactive buried thiols but cannot be accomplished simultaneously at all three positions without also introducing further substantial instability. The mutational introduction of a novel Cys residue (Ala66Cys) that forms a stabilizing disulfide bond (i.e., cystine) with one of the extant Cys residues (Cys83) effectively eliminates one Cys while increasing overall stability. This increase in stability offsets the associated instability of remaining Cys substitution mutations and permits production of a Cys-free form of FGF-1 (Cys16Ser/Ala66Cys/Cys117Ala) with only minor overall instability. The addition of a further stabilizing mutation ...
Background: Nitroxyl (HNO) donors increase cardiac inotropy via combined enhancement of SR Ca2+ cycling and myofilament sensitization to Ca2+. HNO reacts with thiols, but the critical -SH targets on the myofilaments are currently unknown.. Aims: Using rat cardiac trabeculae and a new mass spectrometry capture technique based on a modified biotin switch assay, we have identified the sites and the nature of the myofilament modification induced by the novel 1-nitrosocyclohexylacetate (NCA) (a pure HNO releaser) and for comparison the prototypic Angelis (AS).. Results: In steady state activations, NCA (25 μM) increased maximal Ca2+ activated force (Fmax) and decreased [Ca2+]i required for 50% of activation (Ca50): Fmax was 123±18 vs. 95±5 mN/mm2 (p,0.05) and Ca50 0.42±0.01 vs. 0.57±0.03 μmol/L (p,0.004) without affecting cooperativity (Hill, 4.92±0.84 vs. 3.94±0.18, p=NS), confirming and expanding upon previous data obtained with AS. NCA action persisted after skinning, proving that NCA/HNO ...
The prodomain of TACE [TNFα (tumour necrosis factor α)-converting enzyme] is essential for the secretion of the functional enzyme. Previously, we showed that a TACE truncate was not secreted in the absence of the prodomain and that it was subjected to intracellular degradation. In the present study, we show that full-length TACE was also degraded when expressed without the prodomain. We demonstrate that the prodomain can rescue TACEs secretion in trans, suggesting an intramolecular chaperone function. We addressed the question whether a cysteine switch consensus motif is needed for the secretion of active TACE. The cysteine switch mutants [C184A (Cys184→Ala)] of TACE resembled the wild-type functionally and in their sensitivity to inhibitors. Interestingly, TACE zymogen forms expressed in the context of the C184A mutation were susceptible to intracellular degradation, suggesting that the prodomain-bound TACE zymogen may be more accessible to intracellular proteinases when compared with ...
Cross-linking of trans reentrant loops in the Na(+)-citrate transporter CitS of Klebsiella pneumoniae.: The membrane topology model of the Na(+)-citrate transpo
In an eukaryotic cell, DNA molecule exists in the form of chromatin. The repetitive unit of chromatin is a nucleosome, 147 bp of DNA wrapped around histone octamer. Nucleosome position along DNA is important for transcription regulation. Chromatin remodeler ISWI (Drosophila melanogaster) slides nucleosomes along DNA. The aim of this work is to map surface-exposed cysteines in the protein ISWI. The surface-exposed cysteines are easily avaliable for chemical reaction. To probe accessibility of cysteines for chemical reaction, commonly used reagents for spectrophotometric detection of thiols were used: 5,5ʹ-dithiobis- (2-nitrobenzoic acid) and 2-nitro-5-thiocyanatobenzoic acid. To unequivocally identify surfaceexposed cysteines, ISWI was treated with primary alkylating reagent (N-ethylmaleimide), denaturated and treated with secondary alkylating reagent (iodoacetic acid). The two reactions add to the cysteine different modification groups which can be discriminated by mass spectrometry. Half of ...
Solution 17O-NMR application to biological macromolecules is extremely limited. We describe here 17O-NMR observation of the 17O2-oxidized cysteine side chain of human Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase in solution using selective 17O2 oxidation. 17O-NMR with the aid of 17O-labeling has wide potential to probe the en
In addition to being a critical component of proteins, cysteine protects the cell from the damaging effects of free radicals. In other words, it functions as a potent antioxidant. Interestingly, cysteine functions as a free-radical neutralizer in two ways: by binding to and neutralizing the radical, and by promoting the synthesis of an endogenous antioxidant, glutathione. This latter antioxidant is involved in numerous enzymatic reactions necessary for sustaining life and protecting the cell from toxins, either those produced by our cells or carcinogens in our environment.. It turns out that a modified version of the amino acid cysteine, N-acetyl-L-cysteine or NAC, is a more stable form of cysteine and can be converted to the latter in the cell. NAC is available in dietary supplement form. For example, NAC, chromium picolinate, and biotin, are all found in supplements developed by Dr. Bruce Ames, a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and ...
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Neurons depend upon neurotransmitter release through regulated exocytosis to accomplish the immense processing performed within the central nervous system. The SNARE hypothesis points to a family of proteins that are thought to enable the membrane fusion that leads to exocytosis. The secondary structure of SNAP-25 is unique among SNARE proteins in that it has two alpha helical SNARE motifs and a cysteine rich (C85, C88, C90, C92) membrane interacting region but notransmembrane domain. The cysteines may be modified by palmitoylation or oxidation but the role of these modifications in vivo is not well understood. Our goal is to elucidate possible regulatory roles of SNAP-25 that relate to its unique structure and these reversible modifications. However, the study of SNAP-25 in reconstituted systems is hampered by a lack of readily available palmitoylated SNAP-25. A method for in vitro palmitoylation of SNAP-25 by HIP14, a neuronal acyltransferase, is described along with the application of a ...
Autor: Riemenschneider, A. et al.; Genre: Zeitschriftenartikel; Im Druck veröffentlicht: 2005; Keywords: arabidopsis thaliana|br/|cysteine|br/|desulfhydrase|br/|h2s|br/|o-acetyl-l-serine|br/|acetylserine thiol lyase|br/|arabidopsis-thaliana|br/|brassica-oleracea|br/|atmospheric h2s|br/|sulfur source|br/|protein|br/|plants|br/|mitochondrial|br/|sulfide|br/|biosynthesis; Titel: Impact of elevated H2S on metabolite levels, activity of enzymes and expression of genes involved in cysteine metabolism
Neurons depend upon neurotransmitter release through regulated exocytosis to accomplish the immense processing performed within the central nervous system. The SNARE hypothesis points to a family of proteins that are thought to enable the membrane fusion that leads to exocytosis. The secondary structure of SNAP-25 is unique among SNARE proteins in that it has two alpha helical SNARE motifs and a cysteine rich (C85, C88, C90, C92) membrane interacting region but notransmembrane domain. The cysteines may be modified by palmitoylation or oxidation but the role of these modifications in vivo is not well understood. Our goal is to elucidate possible regulatory roles of SNAP-25 that relate to its unique structure and these reversible modifications. However, the study of SNAP-25 in reconstituted systems is hampered by a lack of readily available palmitoylated SNAP-25. A method for in vitro palmitoylation of SNAP-25 by HIP14, a neuronal acyltransferase, is described along with the application of a biotinylation
The tertiary structure is the complete three-dimensional structure of a polypeptide chain. Many polypeptides fold into compact, globular structures in which amino acid residues that are distant from each other in primary structure come into close proximity in the folded structure. Because of efficient packing, most water molecules are excluded from the proteins interior. It is the different interactions between the side chains of the amino acids that stabilize the tertiary structure. A major force stabilizing the tertiary structure is the hydrophobic interaction among nonpolar side chains in the core of the protein. Additional stabilizing forces include electrostatic interactions between ionic groups of opposite charge, hydrogen bonds between polar groups, and disulfide bonds . Disulfide (S-S) bonds are formed between the thiol (S-H) groups of two cysteine side chains resulting in a covalent bond between the two side chains. Many physical and chemical agents, including heat, detergents, salts, ...
We have successfully manufactured DES for use as cell culture feeds. L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate (L-Cys HCl H2O) and L-tyrosine hydrochloride (L-Tyr HCl) were used to form two DES with Choline Chloride. A range of temperatures and substance ratios to form a stable DES were tested.. Subsequently, the DES feeds were compared in a cell culture fed-batch process using a typical Cyr/Tyr CHO feed for comparison. Our preliminary results suggest that DES could be used as alternative cell culture feeds in the future. Possible advantages of such a strategy would be lower feed volumes required due to ultra-high feed concentration, no extra water (expect hydrate) diluting the content and thus less volume increase in bioreactors and improved bioreactor utilization.. However, there are many open points to study. It would be preferable to use one DES feed including both Cys/Tyr, but such a system showed to be far more complex to manufacture. Stability and bioavailability need to be studied in detail. ...
N-Acetyl Cysteine May Support Dopamine Neurons in Parkinson\s Disease: Preliminary Clinical and Preliminary Clinical and Cell Line Data
Almost all protease families have been associated with plant development, particularly senescence, which is the final developmental stage of every organ before cell death. Proteolysis remobilizes and recycles nitrogen from senescent organs that is required, for example, seed development. Senescence-associated expression of proteases has recently been characterized using large-scale gene expression analysis seeking to identify and characterize senescence-related genes. Increasing activities of proteolytic enzymes, particularly cysteine proteases, are observed during the senescence of legume nodules, in which a symbiotic relationship between the host plant and bacteria (Rhizobia) facilitate the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen. It is generally considered that cysteine proteases are compartmentalized to prevent uncontrolled proteolysis in nitrogen-fixing nodules. In addition, the activities of cysteine proteases are regulated by endogenous cysteine protease inhibitors called cystatins. These small proteins
Cysteine Other name(s): a-amino-b-thiolpropionic acid Unsubstantiated claims Please note that this section reports on claims that have not yet been substantiated through studies. Cysteine may help treat arthritis ( L -cysteine) and hardening of the arteries. It may also help treat certain lung diseases. These include bronchitis, emphysema, and tuberculosis. It may help protect the lungs from cigarette smoke. Cysteine is said to help protect the liver from alcohol and prevent hangovers. It may also reduc...
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) offer promising opportunities to fight various types of cancer, especially lung cancer that is among the most deadly cancer types worldwide.[1] First generation EGFR inhibitors (erlotinib, gefitinib) were developed to target non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of a subgroup of patients, bearing the so-called activating mutation (L858R).[2] After a short period of massive tumor shrinkage, almost all patients develop acquired drug resistance, mainly due to the gatekeeper mutation T790M.[3] Second generation irreversible inhibitors stumbled in clinic due to dose limiting toxicities.[4] Subsequently third generation TKIs (e.g. osimertinib, FDA approved 2015) were developed to overcome T790M resistance through covalent Michael addition to a cysteine side chain (Cys 797) while sparing the wildtype of EGFR.[5] Unfortunately, resistance development to these inhibitors has been discovered.[6] One important mechanism is the point mutation C797S, leading to a massive ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Signalling the molecular stress response to nephrotoxic and mutagenic cysteine conjugates. T2 - Differential roles for protein synthesis and calcium in the induction of c‐fos and c‐myc mRNA in LLC‐PK1 cells. AU - Yu, Kefu. AU - Chen, Qin. AU - Liu, Hong. AU - Zhan, Yi. AU - Stevens, James L.. PY - 1994/11. Y1 - 1994/11. N2 - Nephrotoxic and mutagenic cysteine conjugates (NCC) are activated by the enzyme cysteine conjugate, β‐lyase, to reactive acylating species which bind covalently to cellular macromolecules. We now show that an early event after treatment of LLC‐PK1 cells with NCC is the induction of mRNA for both c‐fos and c‐myc. Treatment with S‐(1,2‐dichlorovinyl)‐L‐cysteine (DCVC) induced c‐fos (53‐fold) and c‐myc mRNA (20‐fold) and increased transcription about 3‐fold for both genes. Covalent binding was required for induction of both mRNAs. Dithiothreitol partially prevented induction of both c‐fos and c‐myc RNA. Buffering the ...
The goal is NAC supplementation sufficient to increase glutathione levels, prevent aberrant insulin signaling, and restore night-time mitophagic activity and amino acid homeostasis to a youthful level.. The typical dosage of NAC given as an oral supplement in clinical trials is 600 mg b.i.d., although 200 mg t.i.d. has been shown to provide benefit in just 8 weeks.27 On the other hand, doses as high as 1 gram t.i.d. have been used in cystic fibrosis patients for 4-12 weeks with no adverse effects, and in AIDs patients, oral NAC doses up to 8 grams/day did not cause clinically significant adverse reactions.42 43 44 45 46 47. For anti-aging purposes, 600 mg b.i.d. of NAC is likely to be adequate. Furthermore, unnecessarily high cysteine supplementation should be avoided. Glutathione biosynthesis proceeds up to a certain concentration, which in the liver is approximately 10 millimolar (mM), after which any excess cysteine is converted into cystine or catabolized into sulfate and protons (ie., ...
Thiol or sulfhydryl groups are highly reactive functional groups in cellular systems. Molecules carrying thiol groups are mostly derivatives of the amino acid cysteine and are grouped as low molecular weight (LMW)-thiols: coenzyme A (CoA), glutathione (GSH) or bacillithiol (BSH). LMW-thiols can help in the maintenance of the reduced cellular environment as so called redox-buffers. Additionally, they act as co-factors in enzyme reactions or help in the detoxification of reactive oxygen or nitrogen species, electrophilic compounds or thiophilic metalloids (arsenite, tellurite). In proteins from different organisms cysteine is underrepresented compared to other amino acids, but still overtakes diverse roles. It is an important determinant in the tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins. The nucleophilic character of the thiol or thiolate group, respectively, makes cysteine the catalytically active amino acids of different enzymes. As a precursor cysteine participates in the formation of Fe-S ...
Thiol or sulfhydryl groups are highly reactive functional groups in cellular systems. Molecules carrying thiol groups are mostly derivatives of the amino acid cysteine and are grouped as low molecular weight (LMW)-thiols: coenzyme A (CoA), glutathione (GSH) or bacillithiol (BSH). LMW-thiols can help in the maintenance of the reduced cellular environment as so called redox-buffers. Additionally, they act as co-factors in enzyme reactions or help in the detoxification of reactive oxygen or nitrogen species, electrophilic compounds or thiophilic metalloids (arsenite, tellurite). In proteins from different organisms cysteine is underrepresented compared to other amino acids, but still overtakes diverse roles. It is an important determinant in the tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins. The nucleophilic character of the thiol or thiolate group, respectively, makes cysteine the catalytically active amino acids of different enzymes. As a precursor cysteine participates in the formation of Fe-S ...
SiliaBond® Cysteine (Si-Cys) is the silica bound equivalent of the amino acid Cysteine. By attaching the molecule to the backbone via the amino group, the thiol group remains free and accessible for higher metal scavenging efficiency.
The elucidation of signalling pathways relies heavily upon the identification of protein kinase substrates. Recent investigations have demonstrated the efficacy of chemical genetics using ATP analogues and modified protein kinases for specific substrate labelling. Here we combine N(6) -(cyclohexyl)ATPγS with an analogue-sensitive cdk2 variant to thiophosphorylate its substrates and demonstrate a pH-dependent, chemoselective, one-step alkylation to facilitate the detection or isolation of thiophosphorylated peptides.
TRPA1 is a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channel family, and is predominantly expressed in nociceptive neurons of dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and trigeminal ganglia. Activation of TRPA1 by environmental irritants such as mustard oil, allicin and acrolein causes acute pain. Ho …
From NCBI Gene: This gene is one of several cytokine genes clustered on the q-arm of chromosome 17. Chemokines are a superfamily of secreted proteins involved in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes. The superfamily is divided into four subfamilies based on the arrangement of N-terminal cysteine residues of the mature peptide. This chemokine is a member of the CC subfamily which is characterized by two adjacent cysteine residues. This cytokine displays chemotactic activity for monocytes and basophils but not for neutrophils or eosinophils. It has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diseases characterized by monocytic infiltrates, like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis. It binds to chemokine receptors CCR2 and CCR4. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
The ABC protein ABCE1, formerly named RNase L inhibitor RLI1, is one of the most conserved proteins in evolution and is expressed in all organisms except eubacteria. Because of its fundamental role in translation initiation and/or ribosome biosynthesis, ABCE1 is essential for life. Its molecular mechanism has, however, not been elucidated. In addition to two ABC ATPase domains, ABCE1 contains a unique N-terminal region with eight conserved cysteines, predicted to coordinate iron-sulfur clusters. Here we present detailed information on the type and on the structural organization of the Fe-S clusters in ABCE1. Based on biophysical, biochemical, and yeast genetic analyses, ABCE1 harbors two essential diamagnetic [4Fe-4S](2+) clusters with different electronic environments, one ferredoxin-like (CPX(n)CX(2)CX(2)C; Cys at positions 4-7) and one unique ABCE1-type cluster (CXPX(2)CX(3)CX(n)CP; Cys at positions 1, 2, 3, and 8). Strikingly, only seven of the eight conserved cysteines coordinating the Fe-S
A powerful chemical modification procedure has been developed to define determinants of DNA recognition by the p50 subunit of NF-kappa B. Differential labelling with [14C] iodoacetate has identified a conserved cysteine residue, Cys62, that was protected from modification by the presence of an oligonucleotide containing the specific recognition site of the protein. To determine the importance of this cysteine residue, each of the conserved cysteines in p50 was changed to serine and the DNA binding properties of the mutant proteins determined. Scatchard analysis indicated that the C62S mutant bound to its DNA recognition site with a 10-fold larger dissociation constant than the wild type protein, while the other two mutants bound with an intermediate affinity. Dissociation rate constant measurements correlated well with the dissociation constants for the wild type, C119S, and C273S p50 proteins, whereas the p50 C62S-DNA complex dissociated anomalously quickly. Competition analyses with oligonucleotide
Cancer chemotherapy results in systematic damage as the drugs used are also toxic to benign tissue. Sensitizing a cancer cell to therapy by interfering with the DNA repair mechanisms would decrease overall toxicity, as the necessary dosage of chemotherapy drugs would be lowered. The Hartman lab developed a peptide (8.6) that binds with a KD of 1 μM to the C-terminal domain of breast cancer associated protein (BRCA1), blocking homologous recombination. The crystal structure of the peptide shows the tyrosine and threonine residues are close together, suggesting that by cyclizing these positions, the peptide may already be constrained into its bound conformation. A series of dibromomethylnaphthalene linkers of various length were synthesized and cyclized through alkylation of the cysteine residues on peptide 8.6. The binding of the cyclic peptides with the BRCA1 (BRCT)2 domain will be compared to peptide 8.6 through the use of fluorescence polarization.
Citation: Natilla, A., Hammond, R. 2013. Analysis of the solvent accessibility of cysteine residues on maize rayado fino virus virus-like particles produced in Nicotiana benthamiana plants and cross-linking of peptides to VLPs. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 72:e50084. Interpretive Summary: Agricultural losses due to plant and animal diseases necessitate the development of reagents for detection and control of the pathogens that cause the disease. Plant viruses and virus-like particles are able to assemble themselves in unique ways. Mimicking and exploiting virus biological, chemical, and physical properties holds promise to provide solutions to some of the worlds most pressing challenges in agriculture and medicine; however, in order to utilize viruses for the new applications, they must be modified from their natural form to impart the new functions. In this report, we describe the steps to determine which properties of the virus can be modified and the methods used to chemically modify ...
The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology. Alanine/serine/cysteine transporter 2 - Alanine/serine/cysteine transporter subfamily. Detailed annotation on the structure, function, physiology, pharmacology and clinical relevance of drug targets.
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walk with the adult ranges from 0-8 days for mass-casualty incidents. Speciation of arsenic in the united states as 45 g/d, (this will be situations in which there is a consideration. Many poisoned patients and those of snake venoms, including numerous enzymes, hyaluronidase, phospholipase a, kallikrein, and serotonin. Whichever method you choose, feeding is normal during growth spurts and at clients level of functioning so confidence can be an emergency is defined as the cues of verbal nature to warn of pain/injury. Acute toxicity from an acute withdrawal syndrome and diverticular disease. Have specific, set times for these groups of cysteine residues on hepatocyte proteins react with the client. 66 thallium 839 table 96-1. Prolonged bleeding after blood has been shown to prevent gastrointestinal absorption in the entire family, not just the sodium channel is blocked with ethanol, tachycardia, nv gabaergic effects, rare delirium, hallucinations, death associated with co and cn poisonings can ...
Dr. Loesers primary research goal is to discover the basic mechanisms relevant to joint tissue destruction in osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of pain and disability in older adults. A better mechanistic understanding of OA is needed in order to develop interventions that can slow or stop disease progression before advanced joint tissue destruction occurs.. Dr. Loesers lab uses a combination of in vitro experiments using human joint tissue cells and in vivo experiments in rodent models to study cell signaling pathways that regulate anabolic and catabolic activity responsible for joint tissue remodeling and destruction. The lab is particularly interested in determining how reactive oxygen species regulate chondrocyte signaling downstream of integrins, cytokines, and growth factors through the oxidation of specific cysteine residues in kinases and phosphatases as well as other intracellular proteins. The lab is studying how oxidative stress that occurs with aging and ...
The oligomeric state and activation mechanism that enable p75 NTR to mediate these effects have recently been called into question. In this new study, we have investigated mutant mice lacking the p75NTR death domain (DD) or a highly conserved transmembrane (TM) cysteine residue (Cys 259) implicated in receptor dimerization and activation. Neuronal death induced by proneurotrophins or epileptic seizures was assessed and compared with responses in p75NTR knock-out mice and wild-type animals. Proneurotrophins induced apoptosis of cultured hippocampal and cortical neurons from wild-type mice, but mutant neurons lacking p75NTR, only the p75NTR DD, or just Cys259 were all equally resistant to proneurotrophin-induced neuronal death. Homo-FRET anisotropy experiments demonstrated that both NGF and proNGF induce conformational changes in p75 NTR that are dependent on the TM cysteine. In vivo, neuronal death induced by pilocarpine-mediated seizures was significantly reduced in the hippocampus and ...
Critical residues for signalling by the Aer PAS domain have been identified (Bibikov et al., 2000; Repik et al., 2000; Burón-Barral et al., 2006; Watts et al., 2006a). Null Aer mutants have a signal-off conformation that produces a counterclockwise (CCW) rotational bias of the flagellar motors. The signal from Aer PAS enhances the signal-on conformation of the signalling domain (Fig. 1), imposing a clockwise (CW) bias on the motors. Thirteen cysteine PAS mutants had defective input-output control and were not rescued by simultaneous production of the Tar, Trg and Tap chemoreceptors (Repik et al., 2000; Watts et al., 2006a). Cysteine replacements at Arg57, His58 and Asp60 abolished FAD binding to Aer. These residues surround the pocket in which FAD is predicted to bind (Fig. 3). Residues Arg57, His58 and Asp60 are unique to the Aer _ PAS (FAD-binding) subfamily and are conserved in members of the subfamily, but not in other PAS domains (L. Ulrich, W. Black and I. Zhulin, pers. comm.). This ...
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the sulphur containing amino acid Cysteine. The body can only produce small amounts of cysteine. Getting an adequate amount into your diet is important for a number of health reasons.
This locus encodes a member of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor family of proteins. Members of this family of proteins form pentameric complexes comprised of both alpha and beta subunits. This locus encodes an alpha-type subunit, as it contains characteristic adjacent cysteine residues. The encoded protein is a ligand-gated ion channel that likely plays a role in neurotransmission. Polymorphisms in this gene have been associated with an increased risk of smoking initiation and an increased susceptibility to lung cancer. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2009 ...
MIP-3 alpha is a CC chemokine that is expressed in the liver, lymph nodes, appendix, PBL and lung and signals through the CCR6 receptor. MIP-3 alpha is chemotactic towards lymphocytes and dendritic cells. Additionally, it promotes the adhesion of memory CD4+ T cells and inhibits colony formation of bone marrow myeloid immature progenitors. Recombinant murine MIP-3 alpha is a 7.9 kDa protein containing 70 amino acid residues, including the four highly conserved cysteine residues present in CC chemokines ...
MIP-3 alpha is a CC chemokine that is expressed in the liver, lymph nodes, appendix, PBL and lung and can signal through the CCR6 receptor. MIP-3 alpha is chemotactic towards lymphocytes and dendritic cells. Additionally, it promotes the adhesion of memory CD4+ T cells and inhibits colony formation of bone marrow myeloid immature progenitors. Recombinant human MIP-3 alpha is an 8.0 kDa protein containing 70 amino acid residues, including the four highly conserved cysteine residues present in CC chemokines ...
"cysteine - Definition of cysteine in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries - English. Retrieved 15 April 2018.. ... Cysteine (symbol Cys or C;[3] /ˈsɪstiiːn/)[4] is a semiessential[5] proteinogenic amino acid with the formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2SH ... For example, the reaction of cysteine with sugars in a Maillard reaction yields meat flavors.[26] L-Cysteine is also used as a ... N-Acetyl-L-cysteine is a derivative of cysteine wherein an acetyl group is attached to the nitrogen atom. This compound is sold ...
Cysteine-rich domain[edit]. Frizzled proteins include cysteine-rich domain that is conserved in diverse proteins, including ... This domain contains ten conserved cysteines that form five disulphide bridges. Group members[edit]. The following is a list of ... Sequence similarity between the cysteine-rich domain of Frizzled and several receptor tyrosine kinases, which have roles in ... Crystal structure of the cysteine-rich domain of mouse frizzled 8 (mfz8)[1] ...
Cysteine[edit]. The genes required for the synthesis of cysteine are coded for on the cys regulon. The integration of sulfur is ... 3-Phosphoglycerates: serine, glycine, cysteine[edit]. Serine[edit]. Serine is the first amino acid in this family to be ... In addition, the amino acids arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamine, histidine, proline, serine, and tyrosine are considered ... There are two other negative regulators of cysteine. These are the molecules sulfide and thiosulfate, they act to bind to CysB ...
Dilger RN, Baker DH (July 2007). "Oral N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a safe and effective precursor of cysteine". Journal of Animal ... "Cysteine". University of Maryland Medical Center. Retrieved 23 June 2017.. Check ,archive-url=. value (help) ... "N-ACETYL-L-CYSTEINE Product Information" (PDF). Sigma. Sigma-aldrich. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2014. ... L-cysteine also serves as a precursor to cystine, which in turn serves as a substrate for the cystine-glutamate antiporter on ...
cysteine+glutamate→glutathione: Gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase. *Glutathione synthetase. *Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. * ...
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cysteine+glutamate→glutathione: Gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase. *Glutathione synthetase. *Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. * ...
cysteine+glutamate→glutathione: Gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase. *Glutathione synthetase. *Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. * ...
This is true for example for the deprotonation of the amino acid cysteine, which exists in solution as a neutral zwitterion HS- ... For example, the abovementioned cysteine zwitterion can lose two protons, one from sulphur and one from nitrogen, and the ... Splittgerber, A. G.; Chinander, L.L. (1 February 1988). "The spectrum of a dissociation intermediate of cysteine: a biophysical ...
cysteine+glutamate→glutathione: Gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase. *Glutathione synthetase. *Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. * ...
Cysteine Cys C MT-TC 5,761-5,826 H Glutamic acid Glu E MT-TE 14,674-14,742 H ...
Carroll has developed protein cysteine oxidation as a new paradigm for the regulation of cell signaling pathways. Her group has ... Carroll incorporates tools such as proteomic labeling and chemical probes to decipher how oxidation of target cysteines in ... Cysteine. Retrieved 2018-10-20. "Molecular cooperation in mannose 6-phosphate receptor transport in SearchWorks catalog". ...
Dilger RN, Baker DH (July 2007). "Oral N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a safe and effective precursor of cysteine". Journal of Animal ... N-acetyl-L-cysteine is soluble in water and alcohol, and practically insoluble in chloroform and ether. It is a white to white ... L-cysteine also serves as a precursor to cystine, which in turn serves as a substrate for the cystine-glutamate antiporter on ... Oliver G, Dean O, Camfield D, Blair-West S, Ng C, Berk M, Sarris J (April 2015). "N-acetyl cysteine in the treatment of ...
Two enzymes convert L-amino acids to D-amino acids. D-Amino-acid racemase, a PLP-dependent enzyme, racemizes amino acids via the formation of the alpha-iminoacids, where the stereogenic center is lost. L-amino-acid oxidases convert L-amino acids to the alpha-ketoacids, which are susceptible to reductive amination. Some amino acids are prone to racemization, one example being lysine, which racemizes via formation pipecolic acid. In peptides, L-amino acid residues slowly racemize, resulting in the formation of some D-amino acid residues. Racemization occurs via deprotonation of the methyne that is alpha to the amido group. Rates increase with pH. Many D-amino acids found in higher organisms are derived from microbial sources. The D-alanine in peptidoglycans that comprise bacterial cell walls helps its host resist attack by proteolytic enzymes. Several antibiotics, e.g. bacitracin, contain D-amino acid residues.[1] ...
conversion to cysteine: Cystathionine. *α-Ketobutyric acid+Cysteine. threonine→. *α-Ketobutyric acid ...
conversion to cysteine: Cystathionine. *alpha-Ketobutyric acid+Cysteine. threonine→. *α-Ketobutyric acid ...
conversion to cysteine: Cystathionine. *α-Ketobutyric acid+Cysteine. threonine→. *α-Ketobutyric acid ...
... or cysteine to activate it as a nucleophile. In a histidine proton shuttle, histidine is used to quickly shuttle protons. It ...
There are inhibitory amino acids (IAA) or excitatory amino acids (EAA). Some EAA are L-Glutamate, L-Aspartate, L-Cysteine, and ...
While most amino acids are oxidized in the liver, BCAAs are primarily oxidized in the skeletal muscle and other peripheral tissues.[4] The effects of BCAA administration on muscle growth in rat diaphragm was tested, and concluded that not only does a mixture of BCAAs alone have the same effect on growth as a complete mixture of amino acids, but an amino acid mixture with all but BCAAs has no effect on rat diaphragm muscle growth.[16] Administration of either isoleucine or valine alone had no effect on muscle growth, although administration of leucine alone appears to be nearly as effective as the complete mixture of BCAAs. Leucine indirectly activates p70 S6 kinase as well as stimulates assembly of the eIF4F complex, which are essential for mRNA binding in translational initiation.[16] P70 S6 kinase is part of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex (mTOR) signaling pathway, and has been shown to allow adaptive hypertrophy and recovery of rat muscle.[17] At rest protein infusion stimulates ...
conversion to cysteine: Cystathionine. *alpha-Ketobutyric acid+Cysteine. threonine→. *α-Ketobutyric acid ...
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Glycerate 3-phosphate is also a precursor for serine, which, in turn, can create cysteine and glycine through the homocysteine ...
It is of a family of proteases known as the cysteine endopeptidases, a group that also includes papain derived from papaya ... doi:10.1016/0076-6879(70)19020-3. Brocklehurst K, Willenbrock F, Salih E (1987). "Cysteine proteinases". In Neuberger A, ...
... cysteine; G, glutamic acid; M, metallo; S, serine; T, threonine; and U, unknown. The serine, threonine and cysteine peptidases ...
These asthmatic effects are proposed to be caused by the oxidation of cysteine residues, as well as methionine residues.[10] ...
... so most supplements contain cysteine rather than cystine. N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is better absorbed than other cysteine or ... Cystine is quickly reduced to cysteine.[citation needed] Cysteine prodrugs, e.g. acetylcysteine, induce release of glutamate ... cysteine is predominant. The disulfide link is readily reduced to give the corresponding thiol cysteine. Typical thiols for ... Cystine is the oxidized dimer form of the amino acid cysteine and has the formula (SCH2CH(NH2)CO2H)2. It is a white solid that ...
... and TGT to cysteine in this example). ...
L-cysteine (E920). *L-cystine (E921). *Potassium persulfate (E922). *Ammonium persulfate (E923) ...
L-cysteine (E910). *Montan wax (E912). *Lanolin (E913). *Oxidised polyethylene wax (E914) ...
"cysteine - Definition of cysteine in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries - English. Retrieved 15 April 2018.. ... Cysteine (symbol Cys or C;[3] /ˈsɪstiiːn/)[4] is a semiessential[5] proteinogenic amino acid with the formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2SH ... For example, the reaction of cysteine with sugars in a Maillard reaction yields meat flavors.[26] L-Cysteine is also used as a ... N-Acetyl-L-cysteine is a derivative of cysteine wherein an acetyl group is attached to the nitrogen atom. This compound is sold ...
Cysteine, Sulfur-containing nonessential amino acid. In peptides and proteins, the sulfur atoms of two cysteine molecules are ... Cysteine, Sulfur-containing nonessential amino acid. In peptides and proteins, the sulfur atoms of two cysteine molecules are ... amino acid: Cysteine oxidation. The thiol (sulfur-containing) group of cysteine is highly reactive. The most common reaction of ... Oxidation of two molecules of cysteine forms cystine, a molecule that contains a disulfide bond. When two cysteine residues… ...
Cysteine is an amino acid.. CYSTEINE, CYSTEINE, DL-, DL- CYSTEINE, and L-CYSTEINE ...
Cysteine definition, a crystalline amino acid, C 3 H 7 O 2 NS, a component of nearly all proteins, obtained by the reduction of ... cysteine in Medicine Expand. cysteine cys·te·ine (sĭstē-ēn, -ĭn, sĭ-stēĭn). n. Abbr. Cys An alpha-amino acid found in most ... Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break down alcohol faster. ...
... is a N-acetyl-L-amino acid (CHEBI:21545) N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:28939) is a L-cysteine ... N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:28939) is a acetylcysteine (CHEBI:22198) N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:28939) is conjugate acid of N- ... S-substituted N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:47911) has functional parent N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:28939). N-acetyl-L-cysteinate ... N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:28939) has role antiviral drug (CHEBI:36044) N-acetyl-L-cysteine (CHEBI:28939) has role human ...
... comes from the amino acid L-cysteine. It has many uses, and is available as both a prescription drug and a dietary supplement. ... Cysteine, Cystéine, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Cystine, Hydrochlorure de Cystéine, L-Cysteine, L-Cystéine, L-Cysteine HCl, L- ... Allergy: Dont use N-acetyl cysteine if you are allergic to acetyl cysteine.. Asthma: N-acetyl cysteine might cause ... Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to reduce flu symptoms.. *Kidney failure. Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to ...
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Other names: Cysteine, L-; «beta»-Mercaptoalanine; Cystein; Cysteine; Half-cystine; L-(+)-Cysteine; L-Alanine, 3-mercapto-; NSC ...
Other names: L-HSCH2CH(NH2)COOH; Cysteine, DL- * Permanent link for this species. Use this link for bookmarking this species ...
Cysteine and Cystine are sulfur-containing amino acids that are synthesized in the liver and are involved in multiple metabolic ... Cysteine can be converted to cystine and taurine. Cystine itself is a disulfide, containing two cysteine molecules. Cysteine is ... L-cysteine also forms another amino acid, L-cystine, which is important in hair and nail tissues.. L-cysteine supplementation ... Tagged asamino acidAnti-agingantioxidantcysteinecystinedetoxificationglutathioneL-Cysteine ...
Aside from previously known general catabolic functions and protein processing, cysteine proteases may be key to parasite ... Cysteine proteases play numerous indispensable roles in the biology of parasitic organisms. ... Cysteine proteases of parasitic organisms Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2002 Mar;120(1):1-21. doi: 10.1016/s0166-6851(01)00438-8. ... Cysteine proteases play numerous indispensable roles in the biology of parasitic organisms. Aside from previously known general ...
Cysteine and Cystine are sulfur-containing amino acids that are synthesized in the liver and are involved in multiple metabolic ... Cysteine can be converted to cystine and taurine. Cystine itself is a disulfide, containing two cysteine molecules. Cysteine is ... L-cysteine also forms another amino acid, L-cystine, which is important in hair and nail tissues. L-cysteine supplementation ... POSSIBLE USES OF L-CYSTEINE. Smokers*. Smokers cough/bronchitis. Air pollution. Exposure to chemicals. Psoriasis (aids skin ...
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Professional guide for Cysteine. Includes: pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, interactions, adverse reactions ... Infants: Metabolic acidosis has occurred in infants related to the "hydrochloride" component of cysteine; each 1 mmol cysteine ... of cysteine may be needed; each 40 mg cysteine (equal to every 1 g amino acid when used in the recommended ratio) adds 0.228 ... Cysteine may be considered an essential amino acid in infants.. Use: Labeled Indications. Nutritional supplement: Additive to ...
Background/aim: Cysteine dioxygenase (CDO, E.C. 1.13.11.20) is the main catabolic enzyme of cysteine, metabolising cysteine to ... Hepatic localisation of rat cysteine dioxygenase J Hepatol. 1998 Oct;29(4):595-602. doi: 10.1016/s0168-8278(98)80155-4. ... Distribution was found to be centrilobular and did not alter when CDO was induced with cysteine or methionine; however, the ...
Cysteine is a type of amino acid thats combined in your body with glutamic acid and glycine to make glutathione. Glutathione ... Cysteine supplements are associated with no specific medical conditions, but the modified form known as N-acetyl cysteine, or ... Cysteine is considered a "nonessential" amino acid, meaning that your body can create it and you dont need to get it from your ... Cysteine is a type of amino acid thats combined in your body with glutamic acid and glycine to make glutathione. Glutathione ...
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is a form of cysteine where an acetyl group is attached to cysteines nitrogen atom; it is sold as a ... Cystine is an oxidized form of cysteine, involving two cysteine residues liked by a disulfide bond. Cysteine is named after ... That is, when cysteine is oxidized it can form cystine, which is two cysteine residues joined by a disulfide bond (cys-S-S-cys ... The cysteine derivative N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is often used as a cough medicine as it breaks up the disulfide bonds in the ...
For decades, cysteine-based reactions with maleimides and alkyl halides are the primary methods for selectively tagging ... These cysteine arylation reactions are applied to the synthesis of macrocyclic peptides and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). ... The goal of this thesis is to develop new cysteine arylation reactions to generate sulfur-sp² carbon bonds on proteins. These ... These traditional reactions generate sulfur-sp³ carbon bonds between the cysteine thiol and the labeling reagents. ...
... , Cysteine Stone, Cysteine Nephrolithiasis, Cystine Calculi, Cystine Stone, Cystine Nephrolithiasis, Cystinuria ... Cysteine Calculi. Aka: Cysteine Calculi, Cysteine Stone, Cysteine Nephrolithiasis, Cystine Calculi, Cystine Stone, Cystine ... Cysteine dissolves poorly at normal Urine pH. *Calculi form at cysteine concentration ,250 mg/day ... Diuresis: reduce cysteine ,300 mg/L. *Alkalinize urine (especially if Urine pH is low, acidic). *Maintain Urine pH ,5.5 (6.5 - ...
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See the reference protein sequence for Farnesyl cysteine-carboxyl methyltransferase, mediates the carboxyl methylation step ... Komagataella phaffii GS115 Farnesyl cysteine-carboxyl methyltransferase, mediates the carboxyl methylation step during C-termin ... Komagataella phaffii GS115 Farnesyl cysteine-carboxyl methyltransferase, mediates the carboxyl methylation step during C-termin ... Komagataella phaffii GS115 Farnesyl cysteine-carboxyl methyltransferase, mediate... ...
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N-Acetyl Cysteine. Ask and answer questions, discuss research and applications. Moderators: Ironman, Jungledoc, parth, stuward ... Long relegated to infrequent use in unusual circumstances, the amino acid-derived compound N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) has drawn ...
Dear Thomas Pl.let us know about the purpose for which you want to use Cysteine? But Cysteine provides excellent and reversible ... Have you got any experience? Any thing to be take into , consideration? What concentrations of cysteine do one need to replace ... Replacing beta-mercaptoethanol with cysteine. vsghole at chem.unipune.ernet.in vsghole at chem.unipune.ernet.in Sat May 18 04: ... I want to replace beta-mercaptoethanol with cysteine as antioxidant in , my buffers. ...
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Cysteine assistance.(PESTICIDES) by Environmental Health Perspectives; Health, general Environmental issues Pesticides ... MLA style: "Cysteine assistance.." The Free Library. 2007 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 19 May. 2019 ... Models of the active site revealed that the amino acid cysteine occurs at a particular location (dubbed C289) in the two ... "We inspected the entire active site of the human enzyme and couldnt find one cysteine residue," says Pang. A sequence analysis ...
Redirected from Cysteine endopeptidase) Cysteine proteases, also known as thiol proteases, are enzymes that degrade proteins. ... Cysteine Peptidase. Crystal structure of the cysteine peptidase papain in complex with its covalent inhibitor E-64. Rendered ... In fact, dozens of latices of different plant families are known to contain cysteine proteases.[1] Cysteine proteases are used ... The MEROPS online database for peptidases and their inhibitors: Cysteine Peptidases. *Cysteine+endopeptidases at the US ...
  • Cysteine can form glutathione (along with glutamic acid and glycine), a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier that functions in many enzyme systems. (healthy.net)
  • Cysteine is a type of amino acid that's combined in your body with glutamic acid and glycine to make glutathione. (livestrong.com)
  • Both cysteine and glutathione are available in various supplement forms and are taken for a variety of health purposes, ranging from providing antioxidant effects to correcting a deficiency. (livestrong.com)
  • Before you begin taking glutathione or cysteine supplements, consult your doctor to discuss the possible risks and proper dosage. (livestrong.com)
  • Also, cysteine is necessary in your body's production of glutathione and the amino acid taurine. (livestrong.com)
  • Both glutathione and cysteine play parts in your body's defenses and immune-system function. (livestrong.com)
  • Cysteine and glutathione supplements are most often used to treat specific deficiencies of these substances, according to the University of Michigan Health System. (livestrong.com)
  • People who have HIV/AIDS are likely to have low blood levels of cysteine and glutathione. (livestrong.com)
  • Talk with your healthcare provider before taking cysteine or glutathione. (livestrong.com)
  • In addition to correcting deficiencies, glutathione and cysteine supplements are also sometimes recommended for their antioxidant benefits, as well as to help in the treatment of colon cancer, says the University of Michigan Health System. (livestrong.com)
  • No conclusive, widely accepted scientific evidence supports the use of glutathione, cysteine or NAC supplements for any medical purpose, however. (livestrong.com)
  • No significant side effects or health dangers are associated with taking cysteine or glutathione supplements, according to the University of Michigan Health System. (livestrong.com)
  • Cysteine is also vital for the intracellular manufacture of the important antioxidant glutathione. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • While glutamic acid is usually sufficient because amino acid nitrogen is recycled through glutamate as an intermediary, dietary cysteine and glycine supplementation can improve synthesis of glutathione. (wikipedia.org)
  • L-Cysteine is also consumed in methionine and glutathione metabolism as well as pantothenate/coenzyme A biosynthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conclusion: In the present review, I advance the concept that "cysteinet" is impaired in Parkinson's disease resulting in a functional and structural dysregulation of the matrix of interconnected cysteine-bearing proteins, which in conjunction with reactive species and glutathione regulate the cellular bioenergetic metabolism, the redox homeostasis, and the cellular survival. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • The antioxidant role of this amino acid is due to cysteine ​​being a precursor of a potent antioxidant, glutathione (abundant in some foods such as broccoli ), which also counteracts the damaging effects of free radicals and increases the life of the antioxidant vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin C . (botanical-online.com)
  • L-Cysteine serves as a precursor for the rate limiting step in glutathione synthesis that occurs in neurons. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • N-acetylcysteine, or NAC, is the supplement form of the amino acid cysteine, which converts to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. (livestrong.com)
  • One of the benefits of cysteine only comes from taking it as a supplement instead of from food consumption, which allows the body to make glutathione . (wisegeek.com)
  • What Is the Difference between Cysteine and Glutathione? (wisegeek.com)
  • The difference between cysteine and glutathione is that cysteine is a single amino acid and glutathione is a protein made up of three amino acids, one of which is cysteine. (wisegeek.com)
  • The body uses amino acids like cysteine to form larger protein molecules such as glutathione. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cysteine and glutathione are important in preventing this damage and eliminating toxic substances from the body. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cysteine and glutathione are used by the liver to bind to substances that might otherwise cause liver damage. (wisegeek.com)
  • One of the proteins the body makes from cysteine is the antioxidant glutathione. (wisegeek.com)
  • It also appears cysteine and glutathione are used by the liver to bind to substances that might otherwise cause liver damage, such as air, food, and water pollution, as well as certain drugs. (wisegeek.com)
  • Most healthy people people are unlikely to be deficient in cysteine and glutathione. (wisegeek.com)
  • It remains unclear how effective supplements with cysteine and glutathione are. (wisegeek.com)
  • The drug N-acetyl-cysteine, or NAC might help maintain levels of a known antioxidant glutathione and prevent the routine metabolic declines associated with ageing. (medindia.net)
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that is a precursor to glutathione, the body's most powerful antioxidant, and helps promote optimal detoxification. (bodylogicmd.com)
  • N-acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) is a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione and can be deacetylated to cysteine. (peprotech.com)
  • Cysteine is incorporated in the cellular glutathione, which works along with vitamin E to protect cells against free radical oxidant damage. (springboard4health.com)
  • Cysteine is best administered therapeutically as glutathione or in combination with adequate vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and folic acid. (springboard4health.com)
  • Cysteine is also incorporated within the molecule glutathione. (springboard4health.com)
  • Glutathione is a natural antioxidant made up of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. (springboard4health.com)
  • The actual activity of glutathione as an antioxidant is dependent upon the cysteine residue, which serves as a free radical-protecting agent. (springboard4health.com)
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a direct precursor to the powerful free radical scavenger Glutathione. (illpumpyouup.com)
  • The disparate nature of parasite cysteine protease compared to the host orthologous proteins has opened opportunities for chemotherapy. (nih.gov)
  • In the liver, acetaminophen is converted into a new compound that covalently binds to proteins at an amino acid called cysteine. (news-medical.net)
  • Cysteine is a naturally occurring, sulfur -containing amino acid that is found in most proteins , although only in small quantities. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • It is responsible for a number of important functions of cysteine, such as allowing the formation of disulfide bonds that are crucial to defining the structures of many proteins (see biochemistry ). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Extracellularly, by crosslinking proteins, cysteines increase the molecular stability of a protein in the harsh extracellular environment, and also function to confer proteolytic resistance (since protein export is a costly process, minimizing its necessity is advantageous). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Thiol groups become much more reactive when they are ionized, and cysteine residues in proteins have acid dissociation constant pK a values close to neutrality, so are often in their reactive thiolate form in the cell (Bulaj et al. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Some important cysteine-derived nucleophiles include ubiquitin ligases, which transfer ubiquitin to its pendant proteins. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • For decades, cysteine-based reactions with maleimides and alkyl halides are the primary methods for selectively tagging proteins with fluorescent dyes, affinity and radio labels, drug molecules, and polymers and nanocomposites. (mit.edu)
  • The goal of this thesis is to develop new cysteine arylation reactions to generate sulfur-sp² carbon bonds on proteins. (mit.edu)
  • The reactivity is enhanced when the thiol is ionized, and cysteine residues in proteins have pKa values close to neutrality, so are often in their reactive thiolate form in the cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sulfhydryl group also has a high affinity for heavy metals, so that proteins containing cysteine, such as metallothionein, will bind metals such as mercury, lead, and cadmium tightly. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cysteine proteases , also known as thiol proteases , are enzymes that degrade proteins . (wikipedia.org)
  • Title: Cysteine-rich LIM-only proteins CRP1 and CRP2 are potent smooth muscle differentiation cofactors. (nih.gov)
  • Biochemical analyses of recombinant plant SAT and OAS-TL indicate that the reversible association of the proteins in the cysteine synthase complex (CSC) controls cellular sulfur homeostasis. (mendeley.com)
  • The Helicobacter cysteine-rich proteins (Hcp) represent a large family of secreted proteins that seem to be specific for microorganisms from the epsilon-subfamily of proteobacteria. (rcsb.org)
  • Cysteine thiol groups of proteins are particularly susceptible to oxidative modifications by oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur species generating different products with critical roles in the cellular redox homeostasis. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • Due to the fact that there are many cysteine-bearing proteins and cysteine-dependent enzymes susceptible to oxidative modifications, it is proposed that oxidative-changed proteins at cysteine residues may be critical for Parkinson's disease development. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • In searching for small peptides with similar properties, we discovered a four-residue π-clamp motif (Phe-Cys-Pro-Phe) for regio- and chemoselective arylation of cysteine in ribosomally produced proteins. (nature.com)
  • l-cysteine contains certain sulfur-based components that react with the wheat proteins to weaken their sulfur bonds, thus allowing for more efficient dough formation. (kashrut.com)
  • Based on these results, we suggest that CM and TCEs of N. fowleri degrade iron-binding proteins by employing cysteine proteases, which enables the parasite to obtain iron to survive while invading the central nervous system. (hindawi.com)
  • Cysteine is an amino acid, which is a building block of proteins. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cysteine residues are found in a wide variety of proteins, in which they serve many functions. (sciencemag.org)
  • Screening of genome databases for bound cysteine-selenocysteine pairs has identified known proteins with redox-active cysteines and predicts previously unknown ones. (sciencemag.org)
  • Working in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Thomas R. Ziegler, Jones concentrated on a measure of oxidative stress in the blood: cysteine, an amino acid found in most proteins in the body. (thaindian.com)
  • CYSTEINE, with its free sulphydryl group, is an important amino acid residue for the structural and functional properties of proteins. (genetics.org)
  • The free thiol group of cysteine is involved in the formation of disulphide bonds, crucial for the stability of certain proteins, and is also an important catalytic and redox center in various enzymes, cofactors, and regulatory proteins. (genetics.org)
  • Several studies have been carried out to biochemically characterize cysteine transport and to identify the transporter proteins responsible for uptake of cysteine in S. cerevisiae . (genetics.org)
  • Cysteine is not only an essential constituent of proteins, but it also lies in the major route of incorporation into all organic sulfur compounds in the body. (springboard4health.com)
  • [ citation needed ] In contrast, cystine travels safely through the GI tract and blood plasma and is promptly reduced to the two cysteine molecules upon cell entry. (wikipedia.org)
  • In peptide s and protein s, the sulfur atoms of two cysteine molecules are bonded to each other to make cystine , another amino acid. (britannica.com)
  • Cysteine and Cystine are sulfur-containing amino acids that are synthesized in the liver and are involved in multiple metabolic pathways. (healthy.net)
  • Cysteine can be converted to cystine and taurine. (healthy.net)
  • Cystine itself is a disulfide, containing two cysteine molecules. (healthy.net)
  • L-cysteine also forms another amino acid, L-cystine, which is important in hair and nail tissues. (healthy.net)
  • Cystine is an oxidized form of cysteine, involving two cysteine residues liked by a disulfide bond. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Cysteine is named after cystine, which comes from the Greek word kustis meaning bladder: cystine was first isolated from kidney stones. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • That is, when cysteine is oxidized it can form cystine , which is two cysteine residues joined by a disulfide bond (cys-S-S-cys) between the -SH group. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • L-cystine is actually comprised of two l-cysteine amino acids that are joined together, and when this bond is broken using a hydrolysis reaction, l-cysteine is released. (kashrut.com)
  • It interacts with another amino acid called cystine, this is created by two cysteines. (botanical-online.com)
  • You should not use cysteine if you have diabetes or cystinuria (a rare genetic issue that causes cystine kidney stones). (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • At physiological pH, cysteine undergoes rapid oxidation to form cystine. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Reduced availability of cysteine or cystine, influences leukocyte metabolism. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Cystine (a dipeptide of cysteine) and theanine supplementation restores high-Intensity resistance exercise-induced atenuation of natural killer cell activity in well-trained men. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Cysteine can usually be synthesized by the human body under normal physiological conditions if a sufficient quantity of methionine is available. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cysteine is formed from homocysteine, which comes from the essential amino acid methionine. (healthy.net)
  • Cysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid synthesized from methionine via the transulfuration pathway. (drugs.com)
  • Your body makes cysteine from methionine and other amino-acid building blocks, and you also get small amounts of the substance from eating high-protein foods, says the University of Michigan Health System. (livestrong.com)
  • Cysteine ​​is a nonessential amino acid that can be manufactured from methionine, provided that there is sufficient. (botanical-online.com)
  • Cysteine is a nonessential amino acid, and the body can produce it from another essential amino acid called methionine . (wisegeek.com)
  • Cysteine and its precursor, the essential amino acid methionine, are found in most high-protein foods and also whole grains. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cysteine and methionine are sulfur-containing amino acids. (genome.jp)
  • employed a genetic strategy to show the involvement of Mup1p, a high-affinity methionine permease, also belonging to the AAP family, in cysteine uptake. (genetics.org)
  • For cysteine, deficiencies of methionine, vitamin B-2, or selenium will result in poor metabolism of cysteine and reduced antioxidant protection. (springboard4health.com)
  • Cysteine is formed from methionine and serine. (springboard4health.com)
  • Due to the ability of thiols to undergo redox reactions, cysteine and cysteinyl residues have antioxidant properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previously, bovine rhodopsin has been shown to be palmitoylated at cysteine residues 322 and 323. (pnas.org)
  • D. E. Fomenko, W. Xing, B. M. Adair, D. J. Thomas, V. N. Gladyshev, High-throughput identification of catalytic redox-active cysteine residues. (sciencemag.org)
  • Oxidative stress causes interprotein disulfide bond formation between two cysteine 42 (Cys 42 ) residues on adjacent chains in the PKGIα homodimer complex, rendering the kinase catalytically active, independently of cGMP. (sciencemag.org)
  • 3. An inhibitor of claim 2 wherein the cysteine protease binding moiety comprises (i) amino acids, (ii) amino acids and amino acid mimetics, or (iii) amino acid mimetics, wherein the moiety corresponds to a peptide of 5 amino acid residues. (patentgenius.com)
  • Aside from previously known general catabolic functions and protein processing, cysteine proteases may be key to parasite immunoevasion, excystment/encystment, exsheathing and cell and tissue invasion. (nih.gov)
  • Cysteine is unique among amino acids in that it contains sulfur, which helps it to maintain protein structure in your body. (livestrong.com)
  • See the reference protein sequence for Farnesyl cysteine-carboxyl methyltransferase, mediates the carboxyl methylation step during C-termin (XP_002492338.1). (nih.gov)
  • Like other amino acids (not as a residue of a protein), cysteine exists as a zwitterion. (wikipedia.org)
  • ADAM19 autolysis is activated by LPS and promotes non-classical secretion of cysteine-rich protein 2. (nih.gov)
  • Title: Cysteine-rich intestinal protein 2 (CRIP2) acts as a repressor of NF-kappaB-mediated proangiogenic cytokine transcription to suppress tumorigenesis and angiogenesis. (nih.gov)
  • Cysteine S-nitrosylation (SNO) has important physiological roles related to maintaining protein activity, influencing protein conformation, and signaling apoptotic pathways. (springer.com)
  • Avoid use of L-cysteine if patient is receiving at least 3 gram/kg per day of protein. (drugs.com)
  • Recently we reported an enzyme-free, one-step, regio- and chemoselective protein-modification method based on cysteine arylation 12 . (nature.com)
  • Cysteine is a source of disulfide linkage in protein and is associated with sulfur transport. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • L-Cysteine Base is natural amino acid which is considered as building block for protein synthesis in body and also assists in boosting energy levels. (tradeindia.com)
  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Cysteine-HCl is purified, crystalline cysteine hydrochloride salt (MW 175.6) that is useful as a sulfhydryl standard in assay with Ellman's Reagent or as an additive in protein refolding experiments. (thermofisher.com)
  • Their team also included graduate student Smita Iyer and immunologist Mauricio Rojas, who found that a high level of oxidized cysteine drives white blood cells to send out inflammatory messages in the form of the protein IL-1 beta. (thaindian.com)
  • Therefore, a balanced vegetable protein of grains and beans would be useful in providing adequate cysteine intake in the diet. (springboard4health.com)
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) by SciFit is the N-acetyl derivative of the protein amino acid L-cysteine. (illpumpyouup.com)
  • Although many dietary supplement products contain N-acetyl cysteine, the US FDA states that it's illegal for dietary supplements to contain N-acetyl cysteine since it's technically an approved drug. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Male patient discussing the use of cysteine supplements. (livestrong.com)
  • Cysteine supplements are associated with no specific medical conditions, but the modified form known as N-acetyl cysteine, or NAC, has potential benefits for many different ailments. (livestrong.com)
  • Although you can take supplements of cysteine, it is recommended to meet the needs of this amino acid through a balanced diet . (botanical-online.com)
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use cysteine supplements. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Biohit Oyj, the Finnish company behind a cysteine chewing gum unveiled this week that could help reduce the risk of oral cancer in smokers and drinkers, is looking for partners to help realise the full potential of its technology in the supplements and food sectors. (nutraingredients.com)
  • The other potential benefits of cysteine consumption, whether naturally through diet or through supplements, is a long list. (wisegeek.com)
  • More about this is found in the Review of NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) Supplements . (consumerlab.com)
  • This reaction is reversible, as reduction of this disulphide bond regenerates two cysteine molecules. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Organometallic palladium reagents are used to synthesize linker-free ADCs where the drug molecules are directly linked to cysteine thiols in antibodies. (mit.edu)
  • In the translation of messenger RNA molecules to produce polypeptides, cysteine is coded for by the UGU and UGC codons. (wikipedia.org)
  • In plants and bacteria, cysteine biosynthesis also starts from serine, which is converted to O-acetylserine by the enzyme serine transacetylase. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cysteine is an important source of sulfide in human metabolism. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cysteine metabolism refers to the biological pathways that consume or create cysteine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pathways of different amino acids and other metabolites interweave and overlap to creating complex systems.cysteine is metabolism creating complex systems In human cysteine metabolism, L-cysteine is consumed in several ways as shown below. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the reactions below, L-cysteine is also a product of glycine, serine, and threonine metabolism. (wikipedia.org)
  • The measurement of cysteine metabolism in vivo and the activation of in vivo activity of cysteine oxidase. (alfa.com)
  • In fact, dozens of latices of different plant families are known to contain cysteine proteases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some cough medicines contain cysteine as a way to assist in removing mucus from a person's respiratory system, helping the person to stop coughing. (wisegeek.com)
  • Some medicines used to treat bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) also contain cysteine, using its ability to break apart excessive mucus manufactured by the body as a symptom of both conditions. (wisegeek.com)
  • so it must be biosynthesized from its constituent amino acids, cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of these is cysteine, along with glycine and glutamic acid . (wisegeek.com)
  • Like cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid are also nonessential amino acids. (wisegeek.com)
  • Here we describe oxidized cysteine-selective combined precursor isotopic labeling and isobaric tagging (OxcyscPILOT), a high-throughput method for the identification and quantification of endogenous peptide SNO sites relative to the entire cysteine proteome. (springer.com)
  • L-Cysteine is used as a precursor in food, pharmaceutical and personal care products. (fishersci.ca)
  • The overall idea, then, is that L-cysteine is one of the antiaging nutrients, as aging is thought to be due mainly to oxidation and free-radical damage. (healthy.net)
  • Oxidation of cysteine can produce a disulfide bond with another thiol. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • García-Santamarina S, Boronat S, Hidalgo E (2014) Reversible cysteine oxidation in hydrogen peroxide sensing and signal transduction. (springer.com)
  • The oxidation of L- and D-cysteine to inorganic sulfate and taurine in the rat. (alfa.com)
  • However, the cysteine side chain has been shown to stabilize hydrophobic interactions in micelles to a greater degree than the side chain in the nonpolar amino acid glycine and the polar amino acid serine. (wikipedia.org)
  • American Regent has L-cysteine hydrochloride injection on back order due to manufacturing delays. (drugs.com)
  • American Regent has L-cysteine hydrochloride injection 10 mL and 50 mL vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. (drugs.com)
  • Cysteine Hydrochloride Injection, USP, is a sterile solution of cysteine hydrochloride in water for injection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Premier Inc . ( PINC ), through its ProvideGx ™ program, is now supplying cysteine hydrochloride injection to providers, a critical drug for pediatric and adult patients that require total parenteral nutrition (TPN). (yahoo.com)
  • This FDA-approved New Drug Application (NDA) for cysteine hydrochloride injection is held by Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC, a U.S.-based manufacturer. (yahoo.com)
  • Current supplies of cysteine hydrochloride injection are imported from Canada under special FDA rules that allow shortage drugs to be sourced abroad if no domestic supplies are available. (yahoo.com)
  • This partnership is expected to allow Premier members to have uninterrupted access to the only domestic, FDA-approved version of cysteine hydrochloride injection - a first in the industry," said Premier's President, Michael J. Alkire. (yahoo.com)
  • Cysteine dioxygenase (CDO, E.C. 1.13.11.20) is the main catabolic enzyme of cysteine, metabolising cysteine to cysteinesulphinic acid. (nih.gov)
  • Cysteine is often involved in electron -transfer reactions, and helps an enzyme catalyze its reaction. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The enzyme cystathionine gamma-lyase converts the cystathionine into cysteine and alpha-ketobutyrate. (wikipedia.org)
  • The enzyme cysteine synthase, using sulfide sources, converts this ester into cysteine, releasing acetate. (wikipedia.org)
  • We inspected the entire active site of the human enzyme and couldn't find one cysteine residue," says Pang. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Some early experiments in Pang's laboratory have shown that the lone cysteine can snag reactive chemicals and damage the enzyme. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The first step in the reaction mechanism by which cysteine proteases catalyze the hydrolysis of peptide bonds is de protonation of a thiol in the enzyme 's active site by an adjacent amino acid with a basic side chain , usually a histidine residue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iodoactamide and p -Hydroximercuribenzaoic acid ( p -HMB) caused strong inhibitory effect on enzyme activity indicating the enzyme is cysteine protease. (springer.com)
  • The irreversible inhibitors are pseudopeptide substrate analogues that take advantage of the unique reactivity of the active site sulfhydryl of cysteine proteases to confer specificity for this enzyme family but maintain activity against both cpL and cpB proteases ( 7 , 8 ). (pnas.org)
  • Cysteine synthesis is catalyzed by serine acetyltransferase (SAT) and O-acetylserine (thiol) lyase (OAS-TL) in the cytosol, plastids, and mitochondria of plants. (mendeley.com)
  • Cysteine is synthesized from serine through different pathways in different organism groups. (genome.jp)
  • Intracellularly, disulfide bridges between cysteines within a polypeptide support the protein's secondary structure. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Finally, the clinically approved antibody trastuzumab (and it's Fab fragment) were specifically labelled through reaction with free cysteines reductively liberated from their interchain disulfide bonds. (rsc.org)
  • The real potential for cysteine lies in gastrointestinal health, and the introduction of capsules, known as BioCyst (also in collaboration with Fennobon) is planned in about nine months time. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Beyond gum and capsules, Biohit also holds the patent for cysteine and some other compounds in food. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Holland & Barrett N-Acetyl Cysteine NAC Capsules contain 600mg of N-Acetyl Cysteine per capsule. (hollandandbarrett.com)
  • The thiol side chain in cysteine often participates in enzymatic reactions, as a nucleophile . (wikipedia.org)
  • Since thiol groups can undergo reduction (redox) reactions, cysteine can undergo redox reactions. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The cysteine thiol group is also a nucleophile (a reagent that forms a chemical bond to its reaction partner by donating both bonding electrons), and can undergo nucleophilic addition and nucleophilic substitution reactions. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • These traditional reactions generate sulfur-sp³ carbon bonds between the cysteine thiol and the labeling reagents. (mit.edu)
  • These cysteine arylation reactions are applied to the synthesis of macrocyclic peptides and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). (mit.edu)
  • When using l-cysteine in such reactions, food scientists have been able to produce a variety of chicken, beef, and other meat flavors that may be Kosher and Pareve. (kashrut.com)
  • present and experimentally verify an algorithm that can identify which cysteines act in redox reactions by searching for sporadic selenocysteine-Cys pairs in sequence databases. (sciencemag.org)
  • In this step, a fragment of the substrate is released with an amine terminus, the histidine residue in the protease is restored to its deprotonated form, and a thioester intermediate linking the new carboxy-terminus of the substrate to the cysteine thiol is formed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine , an amino acid that helps the liver break down alcohol faster. (dictionary.com)
  • Cysteine injection is also given to adults and children with severe liver disease who may have impaired enzymatic processes and require TPN. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Cysteine is said to help protect the liver from alcohol and prevent hangovers. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Healthcare providers give N-acetyl cysteine intravenously (by IV) for acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose, acrylonitrile poisoning, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), kidney failure in the presence of liver disease (hepatorenal syndrome), pancreas swelling (pancreatitis), chest pain in combination with nitroglycerin, heart attack in combination with nitroglycerin and streptokinase, and for helping to prevent multi-organ failure leading to death. (rxlist.com)
  • The cysteine bonds with the poisonous products of the acetaminophen that are present in the body's liver. (wisegeek.com)
  • Although no conclusive lab testing has proven the benefits of cysteine when it comes to the consumption of alcohol, some claim it can cure a person's hangover or protect the liver from damage normally caused by consuming large quantities of alcohol. (wisegeek.com)
  • This reaction between the toxic metabolite of acetaminophen, N-acetyl-p-benzoquinoneimine, and liver cells is stopped by N-acetyl-L-cysteine binding to the toxic part of acetaminophen instead. (reference.com)
  • Induction and activation of cysteine oxidase of rat liver II. (alfa.com)
  • Cysteine hydrochloride is indicated to meet the nutritional needs of newborn infants requiring total parenteral nutrition (TPN), as well as adult and pediatric patients with severe liver disease who may require TPN. (yahoo.com)
  • Excessive intake of cysteine can result in liver damage, kidney stone formation, or even some forms of schizophrenia. (springboard4health.com)
  • In addition to the de novo synthesis of cysteine from inorganic sulfur in Saccharomyces cerevisiae , the transport of cysteine from the extracellular medium also contributes to the cellular cysteine homeostasis. (genetics.org)
  • A variety of genetic defects have been found relating to these enzymes, which may then dictate the increased need in certain individuals for enhanced levels of vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6, or betaine to stimulate proper synthesis of cysteine. (springboard4health.com)
  • Cysteine in sufficient levels will bind with metals-preferentially, the heavy metals lead, mercury, and cadmium bond most strongly-thus, cysteine aids the body's elimination of them. (healthy.net)
  • Because it is an antioxidant , the benefits of cysteine can sometimes help prevent cancer growths in the body's tissues. (wisegeek.com)
  • L-Cysteine is also one of the body's main sources of sulfur. (vitaminworld.com)
  • L-cysteine supplementation will be discussed in the specific programs in Part Four of this book. (healthy.net)
  • Therefore, this study is conducted to verify the interference of the stress oxidative in the progression of the renal disease with the use of an oxidant drug, N acetyl cysteine (NAC). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The higher the level of oxidative stress outside the cell, the more oxidized cysteine there is. (thaindian.com)
  • Jones and Ziegler have found that critical illness and malnutrition are associated with oxidative stress and oxidized cysteine in the blood. (thaindian.com)
  • Our research shows a direct mechanistic link between the oxidative stress biomarker (cysteine redox potential) and pro-inflammatory cytokines, which have been linked to multiple age-related and chronic diseases," says Jones. (thaindian.com)
  • Cysteine proteases play numerous indispensable roles in the biology of parasitic organisms. (nih.gov)
  • Cysteine proteases play multi-faceted roles, virtually in every aspect of physiology and development. (wikipedia.org)
  • N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) comes from the amino acid L-cysteine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • N-acetyl cysteine is an antioxidant that might play a role in preventing cancer. (medlineplus.gov)
  • People commonly use N-acetyl cysteine for cough and other lung conditions. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There is also no good evidence to support using N-acetyl cysteine for COVID-19. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Prescription N-acetyl cysteine products are available under the guidance of a healthcare provider. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking prescription N-acetyl cysteine by mouth or by IV reduces the death rate and prevents permanent harm caused by acetaminophen poisoning. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Inhaling a prescription form of N-acetyl cysteine helps treat collapsed lungs caused by mucus blockage. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Inhaling a prescription form of N-acetyl cysteine is helpful to prepare people for diagnostic lung tests. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Inhaling a prescription form of N-acetyl cysteine helps prevent crusting in people with a tube in the windpipe. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth or by IV seems to improve chest pain when used with the drug nitroglycerin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by IV also seems to help prevent nitroglycerin tolerance, but it might increase the risk for headaches and low blood pressure. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth might improve irritability in children and adolescents with autism. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to reduce shortness of breath and coughing from this condition. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Also, taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth for 3-36 months seems to prevent flare-ups. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth for at least 6 months seems to decrease flare-ups by about 40% in people with moderate to severe COPD. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In people with COPD who need to be hospitalized, taking N-acetyl cysteine in addition to regular treatment helps with recovery. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth, with or without other drugs, might help to prevent kidney problems caused by dyes used during some X-ray exams. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to reduce homocysteine levels, a possible risk factor for heart disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to reduce levels of a blood fat called lipoprotein(a) in people with high levels of this blood fat. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to help prevent side effects of the cancer drug ifosfamide. (medlineplus.gov)
  • But a drug called mesna seems to work better than N-acetyl cysteine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to reduce flu symptoms. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking N-acetyl cysteine by mouth seems to help prevent problems such as heart attack and stroke in people with kidney failure. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Giving N-acetyl cysteine by IV along with the drug nitroglycerin seems to help maintain heart function and reduce heart damage in people having a heart attack. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Long relegated to infrequent use in unusual circumstances, the amino acid-derived compound N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) has drawn increased scientific attention. (exrx.net)
  • N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a specially modified form of the dietary amino acid cysteine. (epnet.com)
  • What Is the Scientific Evidence for N-Acetyl Cysteine? (epnet.com)
  • The goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) in trichotillomania. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • What other names is N-acetyl Cysteine known by? (rxlist.com)
  • N-acetyl cysteine has many uses as medicine. (rxlist.com)
  • People take N-acetyl cysteine by mouth to counteract acetaminophen (Tylenol) and carbon monoxide poisoning. (rxlist.com)
  • Some people use N-acetyl cysteine orally for long-term bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, hay fever, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lung condition called fibrosing alveolitis, autism, head and neck cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer. (rxlist.com)
  • Some people use N-acetyl cysteine to improve fertility and immunity to flu and H1N1 (swine) flu. (rxlist.com)
  • N-acetyl cysteine is applied to the skin to treat a genetic condition known as lamellar ichthyosis. (rxlist.com)
  • Intravenously, N-acetyl cysteine may also be used to improve recovery after surgery, decrease heart rhythm problems after surgery, treat a genetic condition known as adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), improve exercise performance, treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), improve lung function in patients with sepsis, and prevent kidney damage due to certain X-ray dyes. (rxlist.com)
  • N-acetyl cysteine is sometimes used rectally for conditions known as meconium ileus and meconium ileus equivalent. (rxlist.com)
  • N-acetyl cysteine is sometimes inhaled (breathed into the lungs) or delivered through a tube in the throat to treat certain lung disorders such as asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and others. (rxlist.com)
  • Cysteine is usually taken as N-acetyl cysteine, which is an easier form for the body to use. (wisegeek.com)
  • This study intends to verify the interference of N acetyl cysteine in the progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with Nephropathic Cystinosis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • N-acetyl cysteine appears to be a safe and moderately effective augmentation strategy in chronic schizophrenia. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine is a specially modified form of the essential amino acid cysteine. (ralphs.com)
  • Supplies 600 mg of N-acetyl cysteine per 1-capsule serving. (ralphs.com)
  • N-acetyl-cysteine or NAC drug may prevent many age-related health problems when used at much lower levels, suggests new research conducted on rats published in the journal Redox Biology. (medindia.net)
  • I came across something about a doctor in minnesota using N-Acetyl-Cysteine to help people with hair pulling. (healthboards.com)
  • The generic N-Acetyl Cysteine is manufactured by 4 companies. (medindia.net)
  • Please also note that Medindia's database currently has 4 Brands of Generics of N-Acetyl Cysteine listed . (medindia.net)
  • New - Nutrient Complex with broccoli sprout, n-acetyl cysteine, alpha lipoic acid and molybdenum. (biocare.co.uk)
  • Cysteine Complex is a specialist combination of n-acetyl cysteine, alpha lipoic acid, pomegranate extract, broccoli extracts, indole-3-carbinol and molybdenum. (biocare.co.uk)
  • Cysteine Complex will replace our popular product LIV-D. We've improved the formulation by reducing the dosages of alpha lipoic acid and N-acetyl cysteine and adding other nutrients in to make it more balanced. (biocare.co.uk)
  • Papain family cysteine proteases are key factors in the pathogenesis of cancer invasion, arthritis, osteoporosis, and microbial infections. (pnas.org)
  • During the study, the researchers used a mouse model of sepsis to test the effects of dietary cysteine on reducing inflammation. (thaindian.com)
  • In a subsequent study of healthy, but overweight adult volunteers with an average age of 62, IL-1 beta levels also rose and fell in association with the amount of dietary cysteine. (thaindian.com)
  • Objective: To propose a biochemical network, called cellular cysteine network (CYSTEINET), which can be dysregulated in Parkinson's disease. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • The reversible inhibitors ZLIII43A and ZLIII115A are derivatives of oxalic bis[(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)methylene]hydrazide, a cysteine protease inhibitor lead compound found in a computer graphics screen of the Fine Chemicals Directory ( 9 ). (pnas.org)
  • The cysteine sulfhydryl group is nucleophilic and easily oxidized. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of its high reactivity, the sulfhydryl group of cysteine has numerous biological functions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cysteine has traditionally been considered to be a hydrophilic amino acid, based largely on the chemical parallel between its sulfhydryl group and the hydroxyl groups in the side chains of other polar amino acids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Using the same model system, the bio-antimutagenic effect of the sulfhydryl compound L-cysteine against DIHQ was established. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Cysteine is one of the 20 standard amino acids required by human beings and is unique among them in that it contains a thiol group. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Although host homologues exist, parasite cysteine proteases have distinct structural and biochemical properties including, pH optima and stability, the alteration in peptide loops or domain extensions, diverse substrate specificity and cellular location. (nih.gov)
  • Reaction mechanism of the cysteine protease mediated cleavage of a peptide bond. (wikipedia.org)
  • First, through a nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr) mechanism, fluorinated aromatic reagents are used for the regioselective arylation of a single cysteine in the presence of many. (mit.edu)
  • These proteases share a common catalytic mechanism that involves a nucleophilic cysteine thiol in a catalytic triad or dyad. (wikipedia.org)
  • LC189 N-Acetyl-L-cysteine for biochemistry Order number Packaging Quantity Price € AC27189 Plastic bottle 25 g 17.37 AC27189 Plastic bottle 100 g 58.5 AC27189 Plastic bottle 1 kg 440.10 AC27189 Plastic bottle 10 kg inquire Product information Synonyms 2-Acetamido-3-mercaptopropionic. (tradeindia.com)
  • Although classified as a non essential amino acid , in rare cases, cysteine may be essential for infants, the elderly, and individuals with certain metabolic diseases or who suffer from malabsorption syndromes . (wikipedia.org)
  • [10] Following this technology, L -cysteine is produced by the hydrolysis of racemic 2-amino-Δ 2 -thiazoline-4-carboxylic acid using Pseudomonas thiazolinophilum . (wikipedia.org)
  • Cysteine , Sulfur-containing nonessential amino acid . (britannica.com)
  • Cysteine is an amino acid. (ewg.org)
  • An N -acetyl- L -amino acid that is the N -acetylated derivative of the natural amino acid L -cysteine. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Cysteine may be considered an essential amino acid in infants. (drugs.com)
  • When combined with parenteral amino acid solutions, cysteine is relatively unstable. (drugs.com)
  • Cysteine is considered a "nonessential" amino acid, meaning that your body can create it and you don't need to get it from your diet, according to the University of Michigan Health System. (livestrong.com)
  • Cysteine is a standard amino acid , being required by people for normal functioning. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Although classified as a nonessential amino acid, in rare cases, cysteine may be essential for infants, the elderly, and individuals with certain metabolic diseases or who suffer from malabsorption syndromes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Models of the active site revealed that the amino acid cysteine occurs at a particular location (dubbed C289) in the two insects, but not in people. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Compound in central location and add L-cysteine as a separate product from amino acid solutions to help conserve supplies. (drugs.com)
  • L-cysteine is an amino acid , one of a category of organic acids that contain a nitrogen-bearing amino group. (kashrut.com)
  • Here we report on palmitoylation of bovine opsin in COS-1 cells following expression of the synthetic wild-type opsin gene and several of its cysteine mutants in the presence of [3H]palmitic acid. (pnas.org)
  • Biohit has worked closely with scientists at the University of Helsinki who have been studying the neutralising effects of the amino acid cysteine on acetaldehyde, a carcinogen that is dissolved from tobacco into the saliva and from alcohol by microbes in the mouth. (nutraingredients.com)
  • Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid that can be found in eggs, pork, oats, red peppers and several other food sources. (wisegeek.com)
  • These people argue that cysteine helps the body transform acetaldehyde, which is a product of the consumption of alcohol, into a less-harmful substance called acetic acid. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cysteine is a nonessential amino acid, meaning it can be produced by the body and does not need to come from the diet. (wisegeek.com)
  • A new study in the journal Chest concludes that the amino acid cysteine may be a biomarker for the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (highlighthealth.com)
  • L-Cysteine hydrochloride (L-cysteine, L-cysteine ethylester hydrochloride, C 3 H 7 NO 2 S.HCl.H 2 0, MW 175.63) is a nonessential amino acid in human development. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Mucomyst ( Acetylcysteine Solution n-acetyl-l- cysteine ) is a solution of a naturally occurring amino acid that is used to help clear mucus (acts as a mucolytic agent) and material entrapped in mucus in people that have thick mucus that may interfere with breathing or other functions. (rxlist.com)
  • Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid as it is one of 12 amino acids that can be produced naturally by the body. (hollandandbarrett.com)
  • L-Cysteine is an amino acid involved in important functions within the body. (vitaminworld.com)
  • employed an overexpression strategy that identified several members of the amino acid permease (AAP) family that could mediate cysteine uptake under different growth conditions. (genetics.org)
  • But Cysteine provides excellent and reversible reducing conditions while working with oxidoreductases. (bio.net)
  • We have identified both reversible and irreversible cysteine protease inhibitors that meet these criteria. (pnas.org)
  • Gu L, Robinson RA (2016) Proteomic approaches to quantify cysteine reversible modifications in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. (springer.com)
  • Cysteine ​​has detoxifying effect , since it helps the elimination of many toxic substances. (botanical-online.com)
  • Mix the cysteine in about 40 mL of Sterile Water for Injection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • The majority of L -cysteine is obtained industrially by hydrolysis of animal materials, such as poultry feathers or hog hair. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parasite cysteine proteases are unusually immunogenic and have been exploited as serodiagnostic markers and vaccine targets. (nih.gov)
  • An attractive target for new chemotherapy is a family of cathepsin L-like (cpL) and cathepsin B-like (cpB) cysteine proteases found in all species of Leishmania examined, and required for parasite growth or virulence ( 3 - 5 ). (pnas.org)
  • In studies with Leishmania mexicana , elimination of selected cysteine protease genes by homologous recombination showed that null mutants of the cpL gene array designated "cpb" had reduced virulence in highly susceptible BALB/c mice, and they produced no lesions at all in C57BL/6 or CBA/Ca mice ( 3 , 4 ). (pnas.org)
  • Null mutants of YLL055w , but not of the other genes encoding for transporters that mediate cysteine uptake such as GAP1 , GNP1 , MUP1 , or AGP1 in a met15 Δ background, resulted in a growth defect when cysteine, at low concentrations, was provided as the sole sulfur source. (genetics.org)
  • In this work, we discuss the current knowledge on connexin redox regulation and we propose the hypothesis that extracellular cysteines could be important for sensing changes in redox potential. (frontiersin.org)
  • Our group and others have already established that cysteine redox potential is oxidized with aging and with a number of health risk factors. (thaindian.com)
  • This suggests that one could target cysteine redox potential as a means to decrease chronic proinflammatory signaling as an intervention for age-related diseases and for the acute inflammation of sepsis or lung injury," he adds. (thaindian.com)
  • The side effects caused by N-acetyl-L-cysteine are minimal in comparison to the benefits this drug provides to those with acetaminophen poisoning. (reference.com)
  • According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation as archived with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, N-acetyl-L-cysteine is considered an effective antidote for acetaminophen poisoning because it prevents the reaction that is responsible for Tylenol toxicity. (reference.com)
  • Inteins often function with the help of a catalytic cysteine. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Within each superfamily, families are designated by their catalytic nucleophile (C = cysteine proteases). (wikipedia.org)
  • We now report that specific cysteine protease inhibitors kill Leishmania parasites in vitro , at concentrations that do not overtly affect mammalian host cells. (pnas.org)
  • The contributions of the other transporters became relevant only at higher concentrations of cysteine or when YLL055w was either deleted or repressed. (genetics.org)
  • Cysteine cathepsins are implicated in various physiological and pathological processes. (srce.hr)
  • The π-clamp cysteine arylation reaction enthalpy of activation (ΔH ‡ ) is significantly lower than a non-π-clamp cysteine. (nature.com)
  • Our findings suggest several structural and chemical features contribute to the unique reactivity of π-clamp including the trans prolyl amide bond, lowered reaction ΔH ‡ , reduced cysteine p K a and side chain-perfluoroaryl electrophile interactions. (nature.com)
  • The other common food use of l-cysteine is as a component in savory (meaty) flavors produced through a Maillard reaction, the reaction of certain sugars with amino acids. (kashrut.com)
  • Cysteine hydrochloride has been in shortage in the U.S. since 2015. (yahoo.com)