Sulfur amino acid metabolism

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R-MTU-937250
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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No cysteine auxotrophs of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are known. This suggests redundant pathways for sulfur uptake and cysteine biosynthesis. Indeed, there is full interconversion between taken up sulfate/sulfide, cysteine, and methionine via cystathionine. (Schnell and Schneider, 2010)

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20494107 Structural enzymology of sulphur metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Schnell, R, Schneider, G

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2010
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