glutathione metabolic process

id: GO:0006749
name: glutathione metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving glutathione, the tripeptide glutamylcysteinylglycine, which acts as a coenzyme for some enzymes and as an antioxidant in the protection of sulfhydryl groups in enzymes and other proteins; it has a specific role in the reduction of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and oxidized ascorbate, and it participates in the gamma-glutamyl cycle.

Child Functions

GO:0006750glutathione biosynthetic process
GO:0006751glutathione catabolic process
GO:0033355ascorbate glutathione cycle

Parent Functions

GO:0006518peptide metabolic process
GO:0006575cellular modified amino acid metabolic process
GO:0006790sulfur compound metabolic process