Roles of cysteine as both precursor of thiazolidine 4-carboxylic acids found in human urine and possible inhibitor of endogenous N-nitrosation.

In order to compare the utility and significance of 2-R-N-nitrosothiazolidine 4-carboxylic acids excreted in human urine as an index for exposure to N-nitroso compounds, the differences in formation of N-nitrosothiazolidine 4-carboxylic acid (NTCA; R = H) and N-nitroso-2-methylthiazolidine 4-carboxylic acid (NMTCA; R = CH3) were studied in vitro. It was… (More)