Unraveling the Pathway of Lipoic Acid Biosynthesis

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Lipoic acid is almost universally required for aerobic metabolism. However, the mechanism for its synthesis and incorporation into proteins has remained elusive. A groundbreaking study published in the December issue of Chemistry & Biology [20] uncovers critical features of the lipoic acid biosynthetic pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry and Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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