Proteomics study of N-acetylcysteine response in H1N1-infected cells by using mass spectrometry.

RATIONALE The pathology of A/Puerto Rico/8/1934 (H1N1) infection associated with the interaction of virus and its host cells is not clear. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant as well as a premier antitoxin and immune support substance. A high dose of NAC was recently reported for a therapy of H1N1 (2009) influenza pneumonia. METHODS NAC was used as a… (More)