ergothioneine

er·go·thi·o·ne·ine

(er'gō-thī'ō-nē'in),
The betaine of a sulfur-containing derivative of histidine, present in blood and other mammalian tissue and in ergot.

ergothioneine

(ĕr-gō-thī′ō-nēn)
C9H15N3O2S·2H2O; thiolhistidine-betaine. A compound containing crystalline sulfur, it is found in ergot and red blood cells.

ergothioneine

a sulfur-containing base, present in significant quantities in the semen of the boar and the stallion, which is thought to protect spermatozoa against oxidizing agents. In other species this role is played by ascorbic acid.
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It is packed with vitamin C and packed with vitamin C and ergothioneine, as well as ergothioneine, as well as glucosamine to help glucosamine to help promote cell renewal and promote cell renewal and diminish the appearance diminish the appearance of surface dullness.
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The finding made by scientists at the University of Leeds attains significance because they suggest that ergothioneine is an indicator of pre-eclampsia, and may help scientists to understand the cause of the condition, which is currently unknown.
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Penn State food scientists have stated that white mushrooms contain ergothioneine, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage.
4 Mushrooms can ward off colds They contain more of an immune-boosting antioxidant called ergothioneine than any other food, say researchers at Pennsylvania State University.
White button mushrooms have four times more ergothioneine than chicken liver, once considered the highest source, and exotic mushrooms such as shiitake and oyster have as much as three times more of the antioxidant than common mushroom varieties.
Food scientists at Penn State University have found that mushrooms may be a better natural source of the antioxidant ergothioneine than either of the two dietary sources previously believed to be best.
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