Cystine vs Lanthionine - What's the difference?

cystine | lanthionine |


As nouns the difference between cystine and lanthionine

is that cystine is while lanthionine is (amino acid) an analogue of cystine consisting of two alanine residues connected by a single sulfur atom.

cystine

Noun

  • (chemistry) a nonessential amino acid formed by the oxidation of cysteine; it contains two cycteine residues linked by a disulfide bond
  • Synonyms

    * when used as an improving agent

    lanthionine

    Noun

    (-)
  • (amino acid) An analogue of cystine consisting of two alanine residues connected by a single sulfur atom