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Scientific Name: Thimerosal
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Although its mechanism of action is not fully understood, thimerosal inhibits sulfhydryl-containing active site of various enzymes and binds to sulfhydryl compounds, including glutathione, cysteine, and sulfhydryl groups of proteins. In addition, thimerosal activates the InsP3 calcium channel on the endoplasmic reticular membrane, thereby triggering the release of intracellular calcium resulting in a calcium-induced calcium-influx of extracellular calcium. Therefore, thimerosal may induce or inhibit various cellular functions that are dependent on the signaling of calcium
Description of the Drug: Not Available
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from