N-acetylcysteine and intestinal health: a focus on its mechanism of action.

  title={N-acetylcysteine and intestinal health: a focus on its mechanism of action.},
  author={Yongqing Hou and Lei Wang and Dan Yi and Guoyao Wu},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience},
The integrity of the intestinal epithelium ensures its normal physiological function. Consequently, damage to the mucosal epithelium can impair the absorption of nutrients, thereby reducing the growth performance and compromising the health of animals. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is pharmaceutically available either intravenously, orally, or by inhalation for reducing endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, fibrosis, invasion, cartilage erosion, acetaminophen detoxification, and transplant… CONTINUE READING
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