Enhancing folic acid metabolism suppresses defects associated with loss of Drosophila mitofusin

  • Juan Garrido-Maraver, Ivana Celardo, Ana C. Costa, Susann Lehmann, Samantha H. Y. Loh, L. Miguel Martins
  • Cell Death and Disease, March 2019, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1038/s41419-019-1496-2

In fruit flies, a diet containing folic acid could improve the function of mitochondria.

What is it about?

A diet with folic acid could help to treat a form of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves in the body’s extremities are damaged. This can cause numbness and pain.

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