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Uncovering lithium's mode of action
Date:5/21/2010

hium may increase 17-OH-DHA levels by affecting the enzyme that converts DHA to 17-OH-DHA.

By reducing both pro-inflammatory AA products, and increasing anti-inflammatory DHA products, lithium exerts a double-protective effect which may explain why it works well in bipolar treatment. Now that its mechanism is a little better understood, it may lead to additional uses for this chemical.


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Contact: Nick Zagorski
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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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