Biosynthesis Lab Report Essay

B) Site of synthesis: 1- In pancreas: Synthesis of taurine in the mammalian pancreas occurs through the cysteine sulfinic acid pathway. First, in this pathway is oxidation of cysteine sulfahydryl group to sulfonic acid, this oxidation is catalyzed by the enzyme cysteine dioxygenase. In turn, cysteine sulfonic acid is decarboxylated to hypotaurine by sulfonoalanine decarboxylase. … Read more