Glutathione definition

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A tripeptide, C10 H17 N3 O6 S, of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues and is important in biological oxidation-reduction reactions.
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A tripeptide, C10 H17 N3 O6 S, of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues and is important in biological oxidation-reduction reactions.
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A polypeptide, C10H17O6N3S, containing cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine and involved, as an antioxidant and coenzyme, in the normal biochemical reactions occurring in plant and animal tissues.
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A tripeptide, C10 H17 N3 O6 S, of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues and is important in biological oxidation-reduction reactions.
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A polypeptide consisting of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues. It is important in cellular respiration in both plants and animals, and serves as a cofactor for many enzymes. It is a major protective mechanism against oxidative stress. For example, it protects red blood cells from hydrogen peroxide, a toxic byproduct of certain metabolic reactions.
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(biochemistry) A tripeptide formed from glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, that is active in many biological redox reactions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glutathione
Plural:
glutathiones

Origin of glutathione

  • gluta(mine) thi(o)– –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • gluta(mine) thi(o)– –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • gluta- +‎ thione

    From Wiktionary