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is an organic compound
An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon. For historical reasons discussed below, a few types of carbon-containing compounds such as carbides, carbonates, simple oxides of carbon, and cyanides, as well as the...
and a heterocycle. It is used as a reagent in assaying malondialdehyde
Malondialdehyde is the organic compound with the formula CH22. The structure of this species is more complex than this formula suggests. This reactive species occurs naturally and is a marker for oxidative stress.- Structure and synthesis :...
(the TBARS assay of lipid peroxidation).
TBARS are higher in people who have headaches
It is used in a neuraminidase activity and inhibition assay.