Synonyms: glutathione anabolism, glutathione biosynthesis, glutathione formation, glutathione synthesis
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of glutathione, the tripeptide glutamylcysteinylglycine, which acts as a coenzyme for some enzymes and as an antioxidant in the protection of sulfhydryl groups in enzymes and other proteins.
GO:0006749 - glutathione metabolic process ,
GO:0019184 - nonribosomal peptide biosynthetic process ,
GO:0042398 - cellular modified amino acid biosynthetic process ,
GO:0044272 - sulfur compound biosynthetic process
Unification Links: GO:0006750
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