Reactions of Fungicides with Cellular Constituents
Most agricultural fungicides react with functional groups of the cell. The functional group most frequently attacked is thiol. Glutathione, a free thiol in the cellular fluid, bathes the organelles of the cell. Its presence protects other thiols. Cystevl branches on proteins serve as functional groups for enzymic activity and determine, in part, the structural form and characteristics of the proteins. Coenzyme A, lipoic acid and possibly thiamine act through functional thiols.
KeywordsHydrogen Sulfide Lipoic Acid Amino Compound Cellular Constituent Carbonyl Sulfide
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