bacillithiol metabolic process

id: GO:0071792
name: bacillithiol metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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.

Child Functions

GO:0071793bacillithiol biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0005996monosaccharide metabolic process
GO:0006790sulfur compound metabolic process
GO:0016137glycoside metabolic process
GO:0051186cofactor metabolic process