Sodium aurothiomalate (a.k.a. gold sodium thiomalate, and sold under the brand names Myocrisin, Myochrysine, Aurolate and others) is a gold compound, first tested in 1929, that is currently used to reduce the symptoms of
It has a wide range of unpleasant side-effects, and is generally regraded as a 'last resort' medicine.
Its precise 'mechanism of action' is unknown, though it has been shown to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins (hormone-like lipid compounds), and several important enzymes.
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