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ergothioneine biosynthetic process (GO:0052699)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
carnitine biosynthetic process  
cysteine biosynthetic process +   
ergothioneine biosynthetic process +  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of ergothioneine, a naturally occurring metabolite of histidine with antioxidant properties.
ergothioneine catabolic process 
glycine betaine biosynthetic process +   
hercynylcysteine sulfoxide biosynthetic process 
hercynylselenocysteine biosynthetic process 
homocysteine biosynthetic process +  
homomethionine biosynthetic process 
methionine biosynthetic process +   
N-alpha,N-alpha,N-alpha-trimethyl-L-histidine biosynthetic process +  
prenylcysteine biosynthetic process 
selenoneine biosynthetic process 
stachydrine biosynthetic process 

Exact Synonyms: (2S)-3-(2-mercapto-1H-imidazol-5-yl)-2-(trimethylazaniumyl)propanoate biosynthetic process ;   2-mercaptoergothioneine trimethylbetaine anabolism ;   2-mercaptoergothioneine trimethylbetaine biosynthesis ;   2-mercaptoergothioneine trimethylbetaine biosynthetic process ;   2-mercaptoergothioneine trimethylbetaine formation ;   2-mercaptoergothioneine trimethylbetaine synthesis ;   ergothioneine anabolism ;   ergothioneine biosynthesis ;   ergothioneine formation ;   ergothioneine synthesis
Definition Sources: Wikipedia:Ergothioneine

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