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Biosynthesis of Cysteine in Mammals


Cysteine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, is indispensable for the survival of virtually all living organisms, from bacteria to higher eukaryotes. This amino acid is implicated in several processes, including the stability, structure, regulation of catalytic activity, and post-translational modification of various proteins. Due to the ability of its thiol group to undergo redox reactions, Cysteine forms the basic building block of all thiol antioxidants, acting as a direct antioxidant and also as a precursor for the biosyn...




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