MeSec is hydrolysed to MeSeH by PXLP-K211-Cth

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R-RNO-2408538
Type
Reaction [transition]
Species
Rattus norvegicus
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MeSec is hydrolysed to MeSeH by PXLP-K211-Cth

In the cytosol of rat, methylselenocysteine (MeSec) undergoes an alpha,gamma-elimination reaction by cystathionine gamma-lyase (Cth) to produce methylselenol aka methaneselenol (MeSeH), ammonia, and pyruvic acid. (Pinto et al. 2011, Suzuki et al. 2007).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
20383543 Chemopreventive mechanisms of alpha-keto acid metabolites of naturally occurring organoselenium compounds

Pinto, JT, Lee, JI, Sinha, R, MacEwan, ME, Cooper, AJ

Amino Acids 2011
17451884 Selenocysteine beta-lyase and methylselenol demethylase in the metabolism of Se-methylated selenocompounds into selenide

Suzuki, KT, Kurasaki, K, Suzuki, N

Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2007
Participants
Catalyst Activity

methylselenocysteine deselenhydrase activity of PXLP-K211-Cth tetramer [cytosol]

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