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S‐ethyl‐l‐homocysteine; a synthetic, carcinogenic analogue of methionine. Its toxicity is due to the fact that it competes with methionine for the enzyme methionine adenosyltransferase, with the result that S‐adenosylmethionine is formed. This leads to a deficiency of ATP.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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