ethionine


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e·thi·o·nine

(ĕ-thī'ō-nin),
A methionine analogue and antagonist, differing in the presence of an S-ethyl group in place of the S-methyl group.

ethionine

(ĕ-thī′ō-nĭn)
A progestational agent used in some oral contraceptives.
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Experimental liver necrosis may be induced by different agents, such as allyl alcohol, C[C.sub.l4], ethionine, and galactosamine.
Ethionine, a chemical analogue of methionine, is highly toxic to most organisms (Alix, 1982).
Seven rolls were placed vertically in a sterile cup 10 cm in diameter containing 250 mL of aqueous ethionine (0.75 mM), and the rolls and the upper portion of the cup were enclosed with a large plastic bag.
On 30 May 1997, 60 M3 seeds from each of seven high seed-sulfur lines obtained by field phenotype selection and 60 M4 seeds from each of 10 lines obtained by ethionine screening were field planted at Hinds Farm, Ames, IA, for crossing.
M1 seeds (50 568) were germinated in the presence of 0.75 mM aqueous ethionine and screened for ethionine resistance by relative root length, dark green leaf coloration, and plant growth rate (see Methods).
Induction of pancreatic inflammation after ethionine treatment in rats promoted the transformation of benign pancreatic acinar tumors into malignant tumors, and this transformation was associated with the appearance of mutated p53 protein (Bednarz and Olewinski 2002).