Bucillamine prevents myocardial reperfusion injury.

Injury during reperfusion can partially offset the benefit of relief of ischemia in myocardial infarctions rapidly treated with thrombolytic drugs or angioplasty. We assessed whether bucillamine (N-[2-mercapto-2-methylpropionyl]-L-cysteine) is potentially useful to treat myocardial reperfusion injury. Bucillamine is a potent sulfhydryl donor not previously… CONTINUE READING