01-0870

Sigma-Aldrich

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine

SAJ special grade, 98.0-102.0%

Synonym(s):
LNAC, NAC
Linear Formula:
HSCH2CH(NHCOCH3)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
163.19
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1724426
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

grade

SAJ special grade

assay

98.0-102.0%

availability

available only in Japan

application(s)

peptide synthesis: suitable

mp

106-108 °C (lit.)

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(=O)N[C@@H](CS)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C5H9NO3S/c1-3(7)6-4(2-10)5(8)9/h4,10H,2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)/t4-/m0/s1

InChI key

PWKSKIMOESPYIA-BYPYZUCNSA-N

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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.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

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Hazard Statements

hazcat

Eye Irrit. 2

storage_class_code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Suzanne M Cloonan et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 58(11), 4494-4505 (2015-05-12)
Ruthenium polypyridyl complexes show great promise as new photodynamic therapy (PDT) agents. However, a lack of detailed understanding of their mode of action in cells poses a challenge to their development. We have designed a new Ru(II) PDT candidate that...
Anna M Sadowska
Therapeutic advances in respiratory disease, 6(3), 127-135 (2012-03-01)
To develop an efficient therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been tested as a medication that can suppress various pathogenic processes in this disease. NAC is a thiol compound, which provides sulfhydryl groups. NAC can act...
I-Ta Lee et al.
The American journal of pathology, 175(2), 519-532 (2009-07-18)
Oxidative stresses are believed to play an important role in the induction of both cell adhesion molecules and pro-inflammatory cytokines, a key event in a variety of inflammatory processes. The enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) functions as an antioxidant and serves...
Michael Berk et al.
Trends in pharmacological sciences, 34(3), 167-177 (2013-02-02)
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) targets a diverse array of factors germane to the pathophysiology of multiple neuropsychiatric disorders including glutamatergic transmission, the antioxidant glutathione, neurotrophins, apoptosis, mitochondrial function, and inflammatory pathways. This review summarises the areas where the mechanisms of action of...
Eduesley Santana-Santos et al.
The Annals of thoracic surgery, 97(5), 1617-1623 (2014-03-25)
The renoprotective effect of N-acetylcystein in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery is controversial. We assessed the renoprotective effect of the highest dose of N-acetylcystein sanctioned for clinical use in a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study including 70 chronic kidney...

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