glutathione

noun
glu·​ta·​thi·​one | \ ˌglü-tə-ˈthī-ˌōn How to pronounce glutathione (audio) \

Definition of glutathione

: a peptide C10H17N3O6S that contains one amino acid residue each of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues, and that plays an important role in biological oxidation-reduction processes and as a coenzyme

Examples of glutathione in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Previous research has suggested that glutathione affects the activity of a protein called RhoA, which helps cells move to different parts of the body. Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American, 7 Oct. 2015 Marc uses her own vitamin C and glutathione products at her spa, and is coming out with her own line in early 2020. Akili King, Vogue, 20 Dec. 2019 Mushrooms contain a super-high concentration of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and glutathione, according to a 2017 Penn State study. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, 3 June 2019 Additional amounts of magnesium, B-complex vitamins, B-12, biotin, glutathione, zinc and anti-nausea drug Zofran are also barreling through my bloodstream. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, 13 June 2018 Cocktails include vitamin C, B12, magnesium, calcium, B5, glutamine, zinc, arginine, glutathione, or lysine. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, 31 May 2018 Use antioxidants and take omega-3, -9, magnesium, glutathione, and probiotic supplements. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, 30 May 2018 Important nutrients in mushrooms include selenium, vitamin D, glutathione and ergothioneine. Robert Beelman, CNN, 25 Apr. 2018 According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, asparagus contains glutathione, an antioxidant and potential cancer fighter. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of glutathione

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glutathione

International Scientific Vocabulary gluta- (from glutamic acid) + thi- + -one

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“Glutathione.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutathione. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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glutathione

noun
glu·​ta·​thi·​one | \ ˌglüt-ə-ˈthī-ˌōn How to pronounce glutathione (audio) \

Medical Definition of glutathione

: a peptide C10H17N3O6S that contains one amino acid residue each of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues, and that plays an important role in biological oxidation-reduction processes and as a coenzyme

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