lipoic acid

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li·po·ic acid

 (lĭ-pō′ĭk)
n.
An organic acid, C8H14S2O2, that is essential for decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetyl coenzyme A during aerobic metabolism. It is also used as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.

lipoic acid

n
(Biochemistry) biochem a sulphur-containing fatty acid, regarded as an element of the vitamin B complex, minute amounts of which are required for carbohydrate metabolism
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The result was supported by Reed (1973), who thought that lipoamide dehydrogenase was the flavoprotein component of the a-keto acid, and which was involved in Krebs cycle promoting energy metabolism.
Trypanothione reductase is a member of FAD-dependent NADPH oxidoreductase protein family and shares close structural similarities with GR, lipoamide dehydrogenase and eukaryotic TrxRs (5).
Other diseases of connection to Ashkenazi Jews are Familial Hyperinsulinism, Joubert Syndrome Type 2, Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency (E3), Nemaline Myopathy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Usher Syndrome Type 3, Usher Syndrom Type I, and Walker Warburg Syndrome.