Sulfgidrile group

Sulfhydryl groups (thiol group, mercaptopropyl) - SH-groups of organic compounds with high reactivity. Sulfhydryl groups are part of many substances of biological origin; participate in the establishment and maintenance of native state of proteins, as well as in the formation of active sites of enzymes (see) and other Interaction with sulfhydryl groups due to the actions of many agents, ionizing radiation, heavy metals ions. Cm. also Mercaptans.