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|Molar mass||188.38 g/mol|
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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.
- Block, Eric; Deorazio, Russell (1994). "Chemistry in a salad bowl: Comparative organosulfur chemistry of garlic, onion and shiitake mushrooms" (PDF). Pure & Appl. Chem. 66 (10–11): 2205–2206. doi:10.1351/pac199466102205.
- Shibuya, T.; Shimada, S.; Sakurai, H.; Kumagai, H. (2005). "Mechanism of inhibition of platelet aggregation by lenthionine, a flavor component from shiitake mushroom". IFT Annual Meeting: Presentation 54G–9.