cysteamine(redirected from Mercaptoethylamine)
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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.
cysteamineA 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.