Cysteine vs Glutathione - What's the difference?

cysteine | glutathione |


As nouns the difference between cysteine and glutathione

is that cysteine is (amino acid) a sulphur-containing nonessential amino acid c3h7no2s found in most animal proteins; it readily oxidizes to cystine while glutathione is (biochemistry) a tripeptide formed from glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, that is active in many biological redox reactions.

cysteine

Noun

  • (amino acid) A sulphur-containing nonessential amino acid C3H7NO2S found in most animal proteins; it readily oxidizes to cystine.
  • Usage notes

    When used as the name of a substance, this noun is uncountable, but when used as the name of individual molecules, it is countable.

    Synonyms

    * when used as a food additive * when used as an improving agent * Cys when viewed as a monomer in proteins

    glutathione

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia glutathione)
  • (biochemistry) A tripeptide formed from glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, that is active in many biological redox reactions
  • Derived terms

    * glutathionyl