Lactic Acid Metabolism May Be ‘Important’ Therapy Target in IPF

Lactic Acid Metabolism May Be ‘Important’ Therapy Target in IPF

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Lactic Acid Metabolism May Be ‘Important’ Therapy Target in IPF

Alterations in lactic acid metabolism — part of the process that allows the body to produce energy in the absence of oxygen — were found in lung tissues collected from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a recent study reported. These findings suggest that lactic acid metabolism may be an “important” therapy target for IPF treatment, according to the researchers. The scientists said their results confirmed their hypothesis that “altered lactate metabolism in [certain cell…

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