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Metabolite could alleviate lung damage in COVID-19

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Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is a key molecule that stimulates protein synthesis. It has been found to extend the lifespan of a soil-living roundworm.Biologists at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, India, have discovered that dietary AKG could alleviate COVID-19-induced lung damage in hamsters1. AKG protects the lungs by reducing clot formation in blood vessels and […]

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