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vb. (en-third-person singular of: hepp)

HEPPS (molecule)

HEPPS or EPPS are the common names for the compound 3-[4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazinyl]propanesulfonic acid. It is used as a buffering agent in biology and biochemistry. The pKa of HEPPS is 8.00. Research on mice with Alzheimers disease-like Amyloid beta plaques has shown that the EPPS can cause the plaques to break up, reversing some of the symptoms in the mice.


HEPPS may refer to:

  • Trans-hexaprenyltranstransferase, an enzyme
  • HEPPS (molecule), a compound commonly used as a buffering agent