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Degradation of cysteine and homocysteine

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R-HSA-1614558
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Species
Homo sapiens
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While in humans excess methionine is converted to homocysteine, homocysteine and its transsulfuration product cysteine can be degraded to several end products, two of which, taurine and hydrogen sulfide, have uses in other biological processes (Stipanuk & Ueki 2011).

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