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Cysteine S-conjugate β-lyases

Overview of attention for article published in Amino Acids, February 2006
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Cysteine S-conjugate β-lyases
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Amino Acids, February 2006
DOI 10.1007/s00726-005-0243-4
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A. J. L. Cooper, J. T. Pinto


Cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyases are pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-containing enzymes that catalyze beta-elimination reactions with cysteine S-conjugates that possess an electron-withdrawing group attached at the sulfur. The end products of the beta-lyase reaction are pyruvate, ammonium and a sulfur-containing fragment. If the sulfur-containing fragment is reactive, the parent cysteine S-conjugate may be toxic, particularly to kidney mitochondria. Halogenated alkenes are examples of electrophiles that are bioactivated (toxified) by conversion to cysteine S-conjugates. These conjugates are converted by cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyases to thioacylating fragments. Several cysteine S-conjugates found in allium foods (garlic and onion) are beta-lyase substrates. This finding may account in part for the chemopreventive activity of allium products. This review (1) identifies enzymes that catalyze cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyase reactions, (2) suggests that toxicant channeling may contribute to halogenated cysteine S-conjugate-induced toxicity to mitochondria, and (3) proposes mechanisms that may contribute to the antiproliferative effects of sulfur-containing fragments eliminated from allium-derived cysteine S-conjugates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 2 7%
Australia 1 4%
Czechia 1 4%
Unknown 24 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 32%
Student > Bachelor 5 18%
Other 3 11%
Professor 3 11%
Unspecified 3 11%
Other 5 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 29%
Unspecified 6 21%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 11%
Engineering 2 7%
Other 4 14%

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