gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-cysteine

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γ-L-Glutamyl-L-cysteine
Stereo, skeletal formula of gamma-glutamylcysteine ((2S)-2-amino, -[(1R)-1-carboxy])
Names
Systematic IUPAC name
(2S)-2-Amino-5-[[(1R)-1-carboxy-2-sulfanylethyl]amino]-5-oxopentanoic acid
Other names
gamma-Glutamylcysteine
Identifiers
3DMet B01305
1729154
686-58-8 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:17515 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL460831 YesY
ChemSpider 110467 YesY
DrugBank DB03408 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C00669 YesY
MeSH gamma-glutamylcysteine
PubChem 123938
Properties
C8H14N2O5S
Molar mass 250.27 g·mol−1
Appearance White, opaque crystals
log P −1.168
Acidity (pKa) 2.214
Basicity (pKb) 11.783
Related compounds
Related alkanoic acids
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

γ-L-Glutamyl-L-cysteine (also known as γ-glutamylcysteine) is a precursor of glutathione. It is formed by glutamate—cysteine ligase and used by glutathione synthetase to form glutathione.