The influence of the glutathione C60 derivative on the cytotoxicity of a highly reactive free radical NO (nitric oxide) has been investigated. Consistent with its cytoprotective abilities, the derivative scavenges ROS (reactive oxygen species) and RNS (reactive nitrogen species) both in vitro and under cell-free conditions. Moreover, the glutathione C60 derivative protected PC12 cells from the cytotoxic effect of the NO-releasing compound, SNP (sodium nitroprusside). Addition of glutathione C60 derivative alone did not induce apoptosis and necrosis. The results suggest that the glutathione C60 derivative has the potential to prevent NO-mediated cell death without evident toxicity.