A small peptide with the chemical
formula C10H17O6N3S which consists of three amino acids
linked together (glutamate -cysteine -glycine). It acts as a reducing agent
in redox reactions
and helps newly-made proteins
fold properly with crosslinks between cysteine residues
at different points in the chain. It also plays an important role in the oxidation of tissue
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.