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A tripeptide, C10H17N3O6S, 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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(Biochemistry) biochem a tripeptide consisting of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine: important in biological oxidations and the activation of some enzymes. Formula: C10H17N3O6S
[C20: from gluta(mic acid) + thi- + -one]
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glu•ta•thi•one(ˌglu təˈθaɪ oʊn)
a crystalline, water-soluble peptide of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, C10H17N3O6S, found in blood and in animal and plant tissues, and important in tissue oxidations and in the activation of some enzymes.
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