bacillithiol biosynthetic process

id: GO:0071793
name: bacillithiol biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of bacillithiol, the alpha-anomeric glycoside of L-cysteinyl-D-glucosamine with L-malic acid. Bacillithiol, produced widely in the Firmicutes and sporadically in other bacterial lineages, is a low-molecular-weight thiol analogous to mycothiol in the Actinomycetes and glutathione in many species.

Parent Functions

GO:0016138glycoside biosynthetic process
GO:0044272sulfur compound biosynthetic process
GO:0051188cofactor biosynthetic process
GO:0071792bacillithiol metabolic process