N-Acetylcysteine amide

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N-Acetylcysteine amide | CAS No. 38520-57-9 | Additional Antioxidant Compounds
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Description: Glutathione (GSH) precursor; neuroprotective

Chemical Name: (2R)-2-(Acetylamino)-3-mercaptopropanamide

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Biological Activity

N-Acetylcysteine amide is a glutathione (GSH) precursor and cell-permeable antioxidant. N-Acetylcysteine amide replenishes intracellular Glutathione (GSH). N-Acetylcysteine amide directly reduces intracellular Glutathione disulfide (GSSG) to GSH without glutathione peroxidase. N-Acetylcysteine amide has anti-inflammatory activity through regulation of activation of NF-κB and HIF-1α, as well as modulation of reactive oxygen species. N-Acetylcysteine amide improves neuronal mitochondrial bioenergetics, reduces tissue damage and enhances functional recovery following spinal cord injury in rats. N-Acetylcysteine amide also enhances behavioral recovery in rats following traumatic brain injury. Neuroprotective.

For more information about how N-Acetylcysteine amide may be used, see our protocol: 3D Culture of Lung Alveolar Cells

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

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