cysteine


cysteine
(= Cys: C)
The only amino acid to contain a thiol (SH) group. In intracellular enzymes the unique reactivity of this group is frequently exploited at the catalytic site. In extracellular proteins found only as half-cystine in disulphide bridges or fatty acylated.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.


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