Dictionary » L » Lanthionine



S(CH2-CH(NH3)_-COO- )2; 3,3'-thiodialanine;an amino acid obtained from wood which resembles cystine but has only one sulfur atom in the molecule rather than two; i.e., a sulfide rather than a disulfide.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum


... in living organisms. Microorganisms and plants can produce uncommon amino acids. In microbes, examples include 2-aminoisobutyric acid and lanthionine, which is a sulfide-bridged alanine dimer. Moreover In humans, non-protein amino acids also have biologically-important roles. Glycine, ...

See entire post
by oncolozist
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Protein-biomolecules
Replies: 4
Views: 6553

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,564 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link