cysteamine(redirected from 2-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.
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.