The occurrence of ergothioneine in plant material.

  title={The occurrence of ergothioneine in plant material.},
  author={D B Melville and S Eich},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={218 2},
The question of the synthesis of ergothioneine by animals has been investigated in this Laboratory by the administration of isotope-labeled compounds considered to be likely precursors. No evidence for the formation of radioactive ergothioneine was obtained with C14-histidine in the rat, methyl-labeled C14-methionine in the rat or chicken, S35-methionine in the rat, guinea pig, or pig, and S35-cystine in the human (1, 2). Studies with germ-free chickens have shown that the intestinal flora does… CONTINUE READING

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