ethionine


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ethionine

[e′thī·ə‚nēn]
(biochemistry)
C5H13O2N An amino acid that is the ethyl analog of and the biological antagonist of methionine.
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Root formation in pea stem sections and its inhibition by kinetin, ethionine and chloramphenicol.
Madison and Thompson (1988) identified several methionine-over-producing soybean cell culture lines following treatment with ethionine, a chemical analog of methionine.
Also disclosed are methods for selecting transformed plant cells using ethionine and CGS as the selection agent and marker gene respectively.
The general clinical experience with chronic liver disease is that the histologic and clinical severity of fibrosis progresses with time.[3-5] Regression of fibrosis was seen in many experimental models, including biliary obstruction,[6-8] carbon tetrachloride toxicity,[9-11] nutritional models,[12] ethionine toxicity,[13] and schistosomiasis,[14,15] among others, as reviewed by Perez-Tamayo.[1] The cellular mechanisms of collagen resorption have been studied in some of these models.[11,16]
Ethionine and mercaptoethanol interfere with growth as well (Longevialle, 1970); methionine is a good antagonist to ethionine.
The TGF-PR/ SMAD signaling module (Figure 4A) in PHH was enriched for known environmental toxicants and carcinogens (e.g., ethionine, thioacetamide, coumarin, ethanol, 2-acetamidofluorene, AThitrosodiethylamine).