Glutathione vs Trypanothione - What's the difference?

glutathione | trypanothione |


As nouns the difference between glutathione and trypanothione

is that glutathione is while trypanothione is (chemistry) an unusual form of glutathione containing two molecules of glutathione joined by a spermidine (polyamine) linker, found in parasitic protozoa such as leishmania and trypanosomes.

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

    trypanothione

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia trypanothione)
  • (chemistry) An unusual form of glutathione containing two molecules of glutathione joined by a spermidine (polyamine) linker, found in parasitic protozoa such as leishmania and trypanosomes.