Know your Amino Acids fact sheet:

Full name Lanthionine
 
   
What you see: What a biochemist sees:
Lanthionine
Lanthionine_chem 

 

 

Speciality As the monosulfide analog of cystine, lanthionine is composed of two alanine residues that are crosslinked on by a thioether linkage, the Sulfur-Bridge.
Sources (animal) Found widely in nature and has been isolated from human hair, lactalbumin, and feathers
Sources (plant) Beans, nuts, seeds, soy, whey, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, bran, corn, legumes, whole grains
   
Chemical formula C6H12N2O4S
Essential
Non-essential X
   
 
   

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