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a sulfhydryl amine that is part of coenzyme A
; it reduces intracellular cystine
levels and is used in treatment of nephropathic cystinosis
; administered orally.
2-Aminoethanethiol; a sulfhydryl compound used experimentally to produce ulcers in rats and as a radioprotective agent; antidote to acetaminophen.
a sulfhydryl amine that is part of coenzyme A. It reduces intracellular cystine levels and is used in treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. It is administered orally.
cysteamine A stable aminothiol and metabolite of the amino acid cysteine.
Cysteamine forms coenzyme A by combining with pantothenate and adenosine triphosphate.
Potential therapeutic role
Cysteamine has been in clinical trials for managing Batten disease, cystinosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and Huntington's disease.
cysteamine Mercaptamine, a drug used to treat NEPHROPATHIC CYSTINOSIS and prescribable only by urological specialists. A brand name is Cystagon.
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4) were reduced to Fab' 1-21 fragments with 2-mercaptoethylamine
hydrochloride (final concentration, 100 mmol/L; final pH, 6.
was used as an internal standard.
micro]], SH with 50 mmol/L 2-mercaptoethylamine
(Sigma) in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 10 mmol/L EDTA at 37'C for 1 h, and was separated from 2-mercaptoethylamine
by size exclusion HPLC on a TSKgel [G3000SW.
Fab' was then prepared by reduction with 10 mmol/L 2-mercaptoethylamine