Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006750 - glutathione biosynthetic process

Synonyms: glutathione anabolism, glutathione biosynthesis, glutathione formation, glutathione synthesis

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of glutathione, the tripeptide glutamylcysteinylglycine, which acts as a coenzyme for some enzymes and as an antioxidant in the protection of sulfhydryl groups in enzymes and other proteins.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006749 - glutathione metabolic process ,
GO:0019184 - nonribosomal peptide biosynthetic process ,
GO:0042398 - cellular modified amino acid biosynthetic process ,
GO:0044272 - sulfur compound biosynthetic process

Term Members:
glyoxalase II (gloB) ,
γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (ggt) ,
γ-glutamate-cysteine ligase (gshA) ,
glutathione synthetase monomer (gshB)

Unification Links: GO:0006750

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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