OBO ID: CHEBI:4828
Term Name: ergothioneine Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • (2S)-3-(2-mercapto-1H-imidazol-5-yl)-2-(trimethylammonio)propanoate
  • (2S)-3-(2-mercapto-1H-imidazol-5-yl)-2-(trimethylazaniumyl)propanoate
  • (alphaS)-alpha-carboxy-2,3-dihydro-N,N,N-trimethyl-2-thioxo-1H-imidazole-4-ethanaminium inner salt
  • (S)-(1-carboxy-2-(2-mercaptoimidazol-4-yl)ethyl)trimethylammonium hydroxide
  • 2-mercaptohistidine trimethylbetaine
  • 3-(2-sulfanylidene-1,3-dihydroimidazol-4-yl)-2-trimethylammonio-propanoate
  • ergothioneine thiol
  • ergothionine
  • erythrothioneine
  • L-ergothioneine
  • L-thioneine
  • sympectothion
  • thiolhistidine-betaine
  • thiolhistidinebetaine
Definition: A L-histidine derivative that is N(alpha),N(alpha),N(alpha)-trimethyl-L-histidine in which the hydrogen at position 2 on the imdazole ring is replaced by a mercapto group. A naturally occurring metabolite of histidine synthesized by bacteria and fungi with antioxidant properties. It is found ubiquitously in plants and animals and is present in many human foodstuffs.
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Ontology: Chebi
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