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ergothioneine biosynthetic process

Known as: 2-mercaptoergothioneine trimethylbetaine formation, ergothioneine formation, ergothioneine synthesis 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of ergothioneine, a naturally occurring metabolite of histidine with antioxidant… 
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2017
2017
Biosynthesis of N‐α‐trimethyl‐2‐thiohistidine (ergothioneine) is a frequent trait in cyanobacteria. This sulfur compound may… 
2017
2017
Synthetic methods inspired by Nature often offer unique advantages including mild conditions and biocompatibility with aqueous… 
2016
2016
Ergothioneine (EGT; 2-mercaptohistidine trimethylbetaine) is a trimethylated and sulphurised histidine derivative which exhibits… 
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2015
Highly Cited
2015
The non-heme iron enzyme EgtB catalyzes O2 -dependent C-S bond formation between γ-glutamyl cysteine and N-α-trimethyl histidine… 
2015
2015
Ergothioneine is a histidine thio-derivative isolated in 1909. In ergothioneine biosynthesis, the combination of a mononuclear… 
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2014
Highly Cited
2014
Ergothioneine is a small, sulfur-containing metabolite (229 Da) synthesized by various species of bacteria and fungi, which can… 
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
  • F. Seebeck
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • 2010
  • Corpus ID: 36824357
Ergothioneine is a histidine-derived thiol of bacterial and fungal origin that has also been isolated from animal and human… 
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1964
Highly Cited
1964
Genghof, Dorothy S. (Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y.), and Olga Van Damme. Biosynthesis of ergothioneine and hercynine by… 
1953
1953
Until recently, blood erythrocytes were the only known source of ergothioneine in the animal body, and so far all studies on the…