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C212 Sigma

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine

Synonym: LNAC, NAC

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Properties

InChI Key   PWKSKIMOESPYIA-BYPYZUCNSA-N
mp   106-108 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Antioxidant and mucolytic agent. Increases cellular pools of free radical scavengers. Reported to prevent apoptosis in neuronal cells but induce apoptosis in smooth muscle cells. Inhibits HIV replication. May serve as a substrate for microsomal glutathione transferase.

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WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
HA1660000
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Dietary Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect biological systems from oxidative damage produced by oxygen-containing free radicals and from redoxactive transition metal ions such as iron, copper, and cadmium.1 During the oxi...
Biofiles Volume 2 Article 2
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A7250 N-Acetyl-L-cysteine, Sigma Grade, ≥99% (TLC), powder

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