Wednesday, January 03, 2007

R-Lipoic Acid Protects Against Toxins In Cigarette Smoke?

New research study on PubMed co-authored by the lipoic "godfather" Dr. Bruce Ames.

Study title: "Acrolein, a Toxicant in Cigarette Smoke, Causes Oxidative Damage and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in RPE Cells: Protection by (R)-{alpha}-Lipoic Acid."

"These experiments indicate that mitochondria-targeted antioxidants such as lipoic acid may be an effective strategy for reducing or preventing chronic oxidant-induced RPE degeneration in vivo from a variety of sources, including cigarette smoke."

More signs that r-lipoic is potent cellular protection at the mitochondrial level.

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