Methionine

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Methionine

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Methionine, methyl transfers

Before he could be “SAM I am” he was METHIONINE. Have you Met yet? You can find him in green eggs & ham…The protein letter (amino acid) methionine (Met, M) is really cool. It can serve as a methyl (-CH₃) donor that can build new molecules and modify existing ones. Additionally, it is your ticket to the peptide wedding we call translation, which links individual amino acids together into chains called polypeptides that fold up into beautiful functional proteins...

Met is ESSENTIAL in the dietary sense – you need to get it from food because you can’t make it. But thanks to Met, its sulfur sister Cysteine is non-essential – methionine can be used to make cysteine. When SAM gives up…

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