(±)-α-Lipoic acid has been used in in vitro lipoylation studies and in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC)-pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDHK) functional assay. It has also been used to investigate its antioxidative effect on developing cerebellum of rats exposed to arsenic during postnatal period.
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(±)-α-Lipoic acid exhibits direct free radical scavenging property and reduces the increased oxidative stress. In addition, it might also exhibit prooxidant activity. α-Lipoic acid functions as an important prosthetic group in α-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes of the mitochondria. It acts as a potential therapeutic for diabetic patients with distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP). α-Lipoic acid is also used in the treatment of energy-impaired and redox unbalanced diseases.