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Lenthionine is a cyclic organosulfur compound found in shiitake mushrooms and partly responsible for their flavor. The mechanism of its formation is unclear, but it probably involves the enzyme C-S lyase.
Besides giving flavor to shiitake mushrooms, lenthionine inhibits platelet aggregation, so it is a promising treatment for thrombosis. Other organosulfur compounds found in garlic have a similar effect.
- Eric Block and Russell Deorazio (1994). "Chemistry in a salad bowl: Comparative organosulfur chemistry of garlic, onion and shiitake mushrooms". Pure & Appl. Chem. 66 (10/11): 2205–2206. doi:10.1351/pac199466102205.
- T. Shibuya, S. Shimada, H. Sakurai, and H. Kumagai (2005). "Mechanism of inhibition of platelet aggregation by lenthionine, a flavor component from shiitake mushroom". IFT Annual Meeting: Presentation 54G–9.