Alpha Lipoic Acid and Liver Disease

by Burton M. Berkson, MD, MS, PhD TOWNSEND LETTER December 2007 Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA, thioctic acid, pyruvate oxidation factor) was first discovered by bacteriologist Irwin C. Gunsalus in 1948 when he observed that aerobic (oxygen-requiring) bacteria could not grow without it. Later, Gunsalus and Lester Reed determined the true structure and named it ALA [...]

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On December 19, 2007, posted in: Articles, Hepatitis C, Liver Disease by admin