The Use of 19F NMR in the Study of Protein Alkylation by Fluorinated Reactive Intermediates

  • James W. Harris
  • M. W. Anders
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 283)


Cysteine S-conjugates are formed as a result of enzymatic conjugation of xenobiotics with the tripeptide glutathione and subsequent peptidase cleavage. Enzymatic N-acetylation of cysteine S-conjugates yields the corresponding mercapturic acids, which are excreted in the urine. Thus glutathione and cysteine S-conjugate formation are associated with detoxication and excretion of xenobiotics. However, cysteine S-conjugate β-lyase, which is identical to glutamine transaminase K, catalyzes β-elimination reactions of cysteine S-conjugates, yielding a thiolate, pyruvate, and ammonia.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signal Mercapturic Acid Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Tube 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Harris
    • 1
  • M. W. Anders
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and Environmental Health Sciences CenterUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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