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L-cysteine catabolic process (GO:0019448)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
D-cysteine catabolic process 
L-cysteine catabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of L-cysteine, the L-enantiomer of 2-amino-3-mercaptopropanoic acid, i.e. (2R)-2-amino-3-mercaptopropanoic acid.

Exact Synonyms: L-cysteine breakdown ;   L-cysteine catabolism ;   L-cysteine degradation
Definition Sources: GOC:jsg, GOC:mah

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