Skeletal formula of cystathionine
Ball-and-stick model of the cystathionine molecule as a zwitterion
IUPAC name
Other names
L-Cystathionine; S-[(2R)-2-Amino-2-carboxyethyl]-L-homocysteine
56-88-2 YesY
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ChEBI CHEBI:17755 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL209241 YesY
ChemSpider 388392 N
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.269
KEGG C00542 YesY
MeSH Cystathionine
PubChem 439258
Molar mass 222.26 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Cystathionine is an intermediate in the synthesis of cysteine.

An excess in the urine is called cystathioninuria.

Biosynthetically, cystathionine is generated from homocysteine and serine by cystathionine beta synthase (upper reaction in the diagram below). It is then cleaved into cysteine and α-ketobutyrate by cystathionine gamma-lyase (lower reaction).

Cysteine metabolism. Cystathionine beta synthase catalyzes the upper reaction and cystathionine gamma-lyase catalyzes the lower reaction.

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