Degradation of cysteine and homocysteine

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R-HSA-1614558
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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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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
20162368 Dealing with methionine/homocysteine sulfur: cysteine metabolism to taurine and inorganic sulfur

Stipanuk, MH, Ueki, I

J Inherit Metab Dis 2011
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