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Dithioerythritol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dithioerythritol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.800.175
D02.886.740.149
D09.853.175
Unique ID
D004226
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004226
Scope Note
A compound that, along with its isomer, Cleland's reagent (DITHIOTHREITOL), is used for the protection of sulfhydryl groups against oxidation to disulfides and for the reduction of disulfides to sulfhydryl groups.
Entry Term(s)
2,3-Dihydroxy-1,4-dithiolbutane
Dithioerythreitol
Pharm Action
Sulfhydryl Reagents
Registry Number
6892-68-8
CAS Type 1 Name
2,3-Butanediol, 1,4-dimercapto-, (R*,S*)-
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under DITHIOTHREITOL 1975-90
Online Note
search DITHIOTHREITOL 1972-74
History Note
91(75); was see under DITHIOTHREITOL 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Dithioerythritol Preferred
2,3-Dihydroxy-1,4-dithiolbutane Broader
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