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Cysteine desulfurase/Molyb cofact sulfurase - B6/P5P and Cysteine Breakdown

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Changexpert, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Changexpert

    Changexpert Senior Member

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    Cysteine desulfurase an enzyme that breakdowns cysteine into alanine. The cofactor of this process is P5P. I am not sure why, but L-cysteine supplement worsens many symptoms I have like body rashes, irritability, hair loss, and acne. I am searching for other downstream processes that would explain why I am sensitive to cysteine.

    In the meantime, if you are sensitive to cysteine (which can be found out by experimental supplementation), please be cautious of taking B6 and P5P.

    http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/Q9Y697

    Another enzyme responsible for cysteine metabolism is molybdenum cofactor sulfurase, which results in similar conversion, from cysteine to alanine. P5P is also a cofactor for this process as well.

    http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/Q96EN8
     
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  2. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

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    mariovitali Senior Member

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    Hmm what do you know...i didn't have L-Cysteine to my CFS Topics Database.

    I am collecting the relevant PubMed entries and i will have some results in the morning.

    What i can see is that L-Cysteine matches many CFS Topics :


    Note csad.csv = cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase

     
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  4. mariovitali

    mariovitali Senior Member

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    And cysteine desulfurase



    I will try to find why
     
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  5. xena

    xena Senior Member

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    One guess is it increase s glutathione production, mobilizing toxins making you feel bad. Particular ly with me CFS poor liver function means toxins aren't efficiently processed so they run around and kick butt
     
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    xena Senior Member

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    Rashes, acne and irritability (increased inflammation) , and hair loss (thyroid drop) all potential fx of detox in my experience
     
  7. MacGyver

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    Those symptoms may point to a B2 deficiency. Have you tried taking high dose B2?

    Sounds logical to me: you increase Cysteine desulfurase activity by increasing your intake of L-cysteine. This requires more P5P. B2 is required to convert pyridoxine into P5P so your need for B2 will rise. Hence you induce a B2 deficiency by increasing Cysteine. And it sounds like you're already low in B2.

    I'd look into B2 :)
     

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