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ophthalmic acid

Pronunciation: of-thal'mik as'id

Definition: A tripeptide occurring in lens, similar to glutathione but differing in the replacement of cysteine by a-amino-n-butyric acid (in the replacement of –SH by –CH3); a potent inhibitor of glyoxalase; ?-l-glutamyl-l-a-aminobutyrylglycine.

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