S-Methyl-L-cysteine (SMLC) is a substrate in the catalytic antioxidant system mediated by methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MSRA). SMLC is naturally present in garlic, cabbage, and turnips and has been studied as a theurapeutic for neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson′s. When used as a dietary supplement in the Drosphilia model of PD, SMLC increases the efficacy of the MRSA catalytic antioxidant system by providing additional substrate available leading to increased resistance to oxidative stress.
Abstract: Many tumors readily convert l-glutamine to α-ketoglutarate. This conversion is almost invariably described as involving deamidation of l-glutamine to l-glutamate followed by a transaminase (or dehydrogenase) reaction. However, mammalian tissues possess another pathway for conversion of l-glutamine to α-ketoglutarate
Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology, 18(5), 444-450 (2016-12-15)
Amino acid modifications are essential for the structural diversity and bioactivity of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products (RiPPs). A particularly large and virtually untapped pool of unusual RiPPs and associated modifying enzymes is provided by uncultivated bacteria.
Cryptosporidiosis has been proposed to be one of the major causes of diarrhoeal disease in humans worldwide that possesses zoonotic concern. Thereby, this study investigated the potential effects of s-Methylcysteine (SMC) on the parasite in vivo followed by the measurement
Selenium rescues orbital fibroblasts from cell death induced by hydrogen peroxide: another molecular basis for the effects of selenium in graves' orbitopathy.
Protective effects of s-ethyl cysteine (SEC) and s-methyl cysteine (SMC) in kidney of diabetic mice were examined. SEC and SMC at 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 g/L were added to the drinking water for 6 wk. Results showed that the intake
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