N-Acetylcysteine: Potential for AIDS Therapy
People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suffer from inflammation and depleted glutathione (antioxidant) levels. Inflammation itself can lead to decreased levels of glutathione. This study evaluated the ability of N-acetylcysteine to interfere with these mechanisms. The results showed that N-acetylcysteine was able to inhibit inflammation and replenish depleted glutathione levels. The researchers suggested that N-acetylcysteine can be used in addition to the standard treatment of AIDS. Further details can be found in the study.
Roederer M, Staal FJ, Ela SW, Herzenberg LA, Herzenberg LA. N-acetylcysteine: potential for AIDS therapy. Pharmacology. 1993;46(3):121-9.