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- n. A dimeric form of pantothenic acid, composed of two molecules of pantothenic acid linked by cysteamine bridging groups.
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A more expensive form, called pantethine, is also available.
Since the active moiety of CoA is pantetheine, mice were treated with pantethine, its naturally-occurring form.
Remarkably, pantethine treatment boosted the circulating ketone body levels in MPTP-intoxicated mice, but not in normal animals.
We found that dehydrogenase activity and circulating ketone body levels were drastically reduced by the neurotoxin MPTP, whereas treatment with pantethine overcame these adverse effects.
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate with 5 mg pantethine)