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trypanothione biosynthetic process (GO:0019342)
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trypanothione biosynthetic process +  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of trypanothione (N1,N6,-bis(glutathionyl)spermidine) in two steps from glutathione and spermidine via an N1- or N8-glutathionylspermidine intermediate. Trypanothione appears to be an essential redox intermediate in intracellular thiol redox regulation. It also plays a role in protecting against oxidative stress.
trypanothione catabolic process 

Exact Synonyms: trypanothione anabolism ;   trypanothione biosynthesis ;   trypanothione formation ;   trypanothione synthesis
Definition Sources: MetaCyc:TRYPANOSYN-PWY, PMID:9677355

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