Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 3rd, 2006
"Mycobacteria and other actinomycetes do not produce glutathione but make mycothiol (MSH; AcCys-GlcN-Ins) that has functions similar to those of glutathione and is essential for growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
"Mycothiol synthase (MshD) catalyzes N acetylation of Cys-GlcN-Ins to produce MSH in Mycobacterium smegmatis mc(2)155, and Cys-GlcN-Ins is maintained at a low level," scientists in the United States report.
According to G.L. Newton and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, "The mycothiol synthase...
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