mycothiol is oxidized to mycothione

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R-MTU-879266
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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The oxidation of mycothiol provides electrons for the maintenance of cell redox homeostasis. In which reactions exactly those electrons are used is unknown. A possibility is the existence of MSH-dependent peroxidases. (Rawat and Av-Gay, 2007)

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
17286835 Mycothiol-dependent proteins in actinomycetes

Rawat, M, Av-Gay, Y

FEMS Microbiol Rev 2007
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