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Laboratory mouse
Nov 22, 2010
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) inhibited the development of laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in mice, according to a new study. Chemically, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is similar to the amino acid cysteine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. NAC is a potent antioxidant and has many uses in medicine. NAC acts as a cysteine...

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Retinal pigment epithelium
Jul 25, 2010
Acetylcysteine (NAC) may help protect the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) from the effects of chronic oxygen stress, according to a new study. NAC is a pharmaceutical drug and nutritional supplement used primarily as a mucolytic agent and in the management of acetaminophen overdose. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients...

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