Lack of congruence between cysteine dioxygenase activity and S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine S-oxidation activity in rat cytosol.

Abstract

The identity of the enzyme(s) responsible for the S-oxidation of the mucoactive drug S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine (SCMC) is unknown but the protein(s) are a susceptibility factor for a number of chronic degenerative diseases. The structural similarities between the amino acid L-cysteine and SCMC have raised the possibility that cysteine dioxygenase (CDO) may… (More)

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