|lipoic acid||medical dictionary|
<biochemistry> 1,2 dithiolane 3 valeric acid. Regarded as a coenzyme in the oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex of the citric acid cycle. Involved generally in oxidative decarboxylations of _ keto acids. A growth factor for some organisms.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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