1. Metabolic Enzyme/Protease
  2. Endogenous Metabolite
  3. Gamma-glutamylcysteine

Gamma-glutamylcysteine  (Synonyms: γ-Glu-Cys)

Cat. No.: HY-113402 Purity: 95.42%
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Gamma-glutamylcysteine (γ-Glutamylcysteine), a dipeptide containing cysteine and glutamic acid, is a precursor to glutathione (GSH). Gamma-glutamylcysteine is a cofactor for glutathione peroxidase (GPx) to increase GSH levels.

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Gamma-glutamylcysteine Chemical Structure

Gamma-glutamylcysteine Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 636-58-8

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Gamma-glutamylcysteine (γ-Glutamylcysteine), a dipeptide containing cysteine and glutamic acid, is a precursor to glutathione (GSH). Gamma-glutamylcysteine is a cofactor for glutathione peroxidase (GPx) to increase GSH levels[1].

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Human Endogenous Metabolite


In Vitro

Co-treatment of Aβ40 oligomers with Gamma-glutamylcysteine (γ-Glutamylcysteine; GGC) at 200 μM increased the activity of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and leads to significant increases in the levels of the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and GSH and reduces the GSSG/GSH ratio. Gamma-glutamylcysteine also upregulates the level of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 and reduced the levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-1β) and attenuates the changes in metalloproteinase activity in oligomeric Aβ40-treated astrocytes[1].

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Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere.

Powder -20°C 3 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
-20°C 1 month
Solvent & Solubility
In Vitro: 

H2O : 100 mg/mL (399.57 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Stock Solutions
Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.9957 mL 19.9784 mL 39.9568 mL
5 mM 0.7991 mL 3.9957 mL 7.9914 mL
10 mM 0.3996 mL 1.9978 mL 3.9957 mL
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    Solubility: 100 mg/mL (399.57 mM); Clear solution; Need ultrasonic

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