Subcellular distribution of glutathione and cysteine in cyanobacteria

  title={Subcellular distribution of glutathione and cysteine in cyanobacteria},
  author={Bernd Zechmann and Ana Marija Toma{\vs}i{\'c} and Lucija Horvat and Hrvoje Fulgosi},
  pages={65 - 72}
Glutathione plays numerous important functions in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Whereas it can be found in virtually all eukaryotic cells, its production in prokaryotes is restricted to cyanobacteria and proteobacteria and a few strains of gram-positive bacteria. In bacteria, it is involved in the protection against reactive oxygen species (ROS), osmotic shock, acidic conditions, toxic chemicals, and heavy metals. Glutathione synthesis in bacteria takes place in two steps out of cysteine… 

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