Key Publications
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El-Khairy L, Ueland PM, Refsum H, Graham IM, Vollset SE. Plasma total cysteine as a risk factor for vascular disease: The European Concerted Action Project. Circulation 103, 2544-2549, 2001.

Heinecke JW, Rosen H, Suzuki LA, et al. The role of sulfur-containing amino acids in superoxide production and modification of low-density lipoprotein by arterial smooth muscle cells. J Biol Chem. 1987; 262:10098-10103.

Hogg N.  The effect of cysteine of cysteine on the auto-oxidation of homocysteine.  Free Radic Biol Med 1999; 27:28-33.

Welch GN, Upchurch GR, Loscalzo J. Homocysteine, oxidative stress, and vascular disease. Hosp Pract. 1997; 32:81-92.

Elshorbagy, AK. Kozich, V., Smith, D., and Refsum, H., Cysteine and obesity. Obesity (2012) 20, 473-481.

Elshorbagy, AK. Kozich, V., Smith, D., and Refsum, H., Cysteine and obesity: consistency of the evidence across epidemiologic, animal and cellular studies. Clin Nutr. V.15. No.1 Jan. 2012. 49-57.

Tan Y, and Hoffman RM. Over-expression and large-scale production of recombinant L-methionine-
a-deamino -g-mercaptomethane-lyase for novel anticancer therapy. Protein Purification and             Expression 9, 233-245, 1997.

Han Q, and Hoffman RM. High expression, purification and properties of recombinant homocysteine,
a, g-lyase.  Protein Expression and Purification 14, 267-274, 1998.

Han, Q, et al. Homogeneous Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay for Total Cysteine. Clinical  Chemistry   2004; v.  50,   p.1229-1231.

Han, Q., and Hoffman, R.M. Enzymatic assay for total plasma Cys. Nature Protocols 3, 1778-1781, 2008. 

Tan Y, and , Hoffman RM. Total-homocysteine enzymatic assay.  Clin. Chem. 46, 1686-1688, 2000.