Clínic Barcelona

LIPT1 is a gene recently identified to be involved in human metabolism of lipoic acid

A study led by Inherited Metabolic Diseases IDIBAPS team, directed by Dr. Antònia Ribes from Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, identified in one patient the LIPT1 gene as a new element involved in the metabolism of lipoic acid. Thanks to these results, now published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, Frederic Tort received the first prize for the best oral presentation at the 12th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ICIEM), held in September in Barcelona.