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- n. An analogue of cystine consisting of two alanine residues connected by a single sulfur atom
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They take their name from the lanthionine amino acids found within their structure (lanthionine-containing antibiotics).
During maturation, the prepeptide undergoes posttranslational modifications including the introduction of rare amino acids as lanthionine and methyllanthione as well as the proteolytic removal of the leader.